Councillors Weekend, 28-30 June, Staffordshire

This year’s popular joint LGA/ALDC Councillors Weekend will take place 28-30 June at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire.

The weekend provides a great opportunity to meet with fellow councillors from across the country, whilst enjoying a packed programme of tailored training sessions.

Come along to improve your skills in your important roles as both a Liberal Democrat councillor and campaigner. You can also take advantage of the Kickstart plenaries.

View the Councillors Weekend 2019 Brochure >

WHO SHOULD COME?

This course is great for groups or councillors on their own to get a handle on best practice for Liberal Democrat councillors. Newly elected councillors or
groups that have big changes will find this a particularly useful weekend.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Hours of training on advice customised to meet your needs as a Lib Dem councillor.
  • Amazing networking opportunities with other councillors and high profile campaigners.
  • Guest speaker along with a three-course dinner on the Saturday night
  • Two-nights’ full board accommodation in a dedicated training centre with a bar and leisure facilities

COUNCILLOR SPECIFIC TRAINING

  • Casework strategies for councillors – We explore different strategies and tools that councillors use to keep on top of their caseload. (Basic)
  • Using the council to campaign – The council can be a great asset to
    your campaign. Understand how people perceive the jobs the council does and how to use that to your advantage. (Intermediate)
  • Council budgets – How to look at a council budget as ruling group or as an opposition. How to think about amendments and get the most out
    of your budget meetings. (Advanced)
  • AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…

It is worth asking your council if they will fund your attendance at the weekend from their member training budget. The current early-bird rate which is linked to the number of places sold is:

  • ALDC members single-room: early-bird rate of £165, mid-rate of £200 and a final-rate of £245.
  • ALDC members double or twin room per person: early-bird rate of £135, mid-rate of £170 and a final-rate of £215.
  • Non-ALDC members: £285 for a single room; £255 for a double or twin room per person. Join us to benefit from discounted attendance.

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