Corporate peer challenge – peer training 2023

Many thanks for your interest in our training events.

We are currently providing an online training webinar for new peers. If you are interested in becoming a peer and attending one of these sessions we would be really pleased to hear from you, please email [email protected] and we will send more details when available.

These training sessions will cover:

  • The current peer challenge offer, and how the peer challenge approach is evolving and being used by authorities – helping to raise awareness and ensure understanding about the offer
  • Have an improved understanding and awareness of the LGA's Recovery & Renewal Panel and Remote Peer Support offer to support sector led improvement through Covid 19
  • The role of peers including the key expectations and responsibilities – ensuring that peers are ready and confident to be part of a Recovery & Renewal Panel

We are always looking for new peers with a wide range of skills, experienced senior local government officers willing to share their knowledge and learning that reflect the diversity, talents and needs of the sector. You will need an excellent knowledge of local government and an understanding what good looks like.

We are particularly looking for people with experience of:

  • finance
  • governance
  • transformation
  • commercialisation and economic growth
  • the green agenda / climate change
  • emergency planning and assurance

We are committed to ensuring our peers reflect the diversity and creativity of local government and the communities they serve, and therefore especially encourage interest from underrepresented groups.

If you have any queries about becoming a peer and attending a future peer training event you can email or speak to one of the peer placement team:

Alison Gover (0207 6643021)

Alex Marshall (0207 6643135)

Ged Perkins (0207 6643167)

For any further information about peer challenge or peer working please email [email protected]

Petra Roberts, Cultural Development Manager, Hackney Council (2021 delegate):

I felt that I greatly benefitted from the training. It was suitably adapted for an online experience. There was a real sense of equality as everyone could participate and exchange ideas via the chat and breakout groups which were well facilitated. I also appreciated that there was sufficient time to ask questions and learn about the peer review process. In this new hybrid world I actually found the experience beneficial as I could save on travel time and balance life's domestic challenges.