We’re a think tank and network, working to empower communities, connect local government and improve public services.

Upcoming Events

Making the Member-Officer Relationship Work
Making the Member-Officer Relationship Work
22 September 2020

No council can afford to overlook strategies to improve and maintain the health of member-officer relationships particularly in an era of growing political volatility, social media interaction and resident demands. This Innovation Exchange will explore how councils are getting ahead of the curve to ensure positive member-officer relationships in a rapidly changing time.

Organising for Change
Organising for Change
7 October

Unique to the sector, these day-long events are 100% peer led. Participation is exclusive and free to NLGN members. The confidential and safe environment, expertly facilitated by NLGN staff, encourages senior officers from across the country to candidly and constructively explore the challenges they face.

Current Research

NLGN’s Ostrom Project
NLGN’s Ostrom Project

The scholarship of Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom lies at the heart of NLGN’s work on the Community Paradigm. This project seeks to draw out some of the most important ideas from Ostrom’s long career and distil a set of new design principles for those working to further localism and community power in the UK today.

NLGN LEADERSHIP INDEX
NLGN LEADERSHIP INDEX

The NLGN Leadership Index is for chief executives, mayors and leaders of local authorities in the UK and is designed to present a unique barometer of the UK’s economic health and well-being.