Kickstart Weekend: 24-26 Jan 2020

Read the final Kickstart Programme here

All Delegates receive a printed Programme when they register at our Kickstart weekend.

Bookings are now CLOSED. We will contact registered delegates with more details shortly.


Kickstart is ALDC’s highly regarded residential training weekend. We bring together the party’s most experienced and successful campaigners to train campaign teams from across the country.

If you’ve been before you’ll know all about the weekend’s benefits. And if you’ve not, come along to get tailored, professional advice; training and bespoke mentoring for your team from experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors.

The weekend caters for everyone; whatever your role in a campaign, and regardless of your experience. You’ll go away having improved your campaigning skills and with a well-developed campaign plan ready for your next set of elections. Kickstart is the boot-camp you need to win.

The weekend also provides an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their community.


  • 30+ hours of training with courses suitable for both new and experienced campaigners.
  • Time to work as a team with an experienced mentor who can look at your plans and advise you from an independent perspective about how to make them even better.
  • Guest speaker along with a three course dinner on the Saturday night.
  • Drop-in sessions on more specialist campaign techniques and skills.
  • In-depth strategy and review sessions.
  • Two-nights full board accommodation in a dedicated training centre with bar and leisure facilities.
  • Three levels of training: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.


Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL (map and directions).


Book to attend >>> – Bookings are now closed

Upcoming Dates

  • Summer: 26-28 June 2020* – Book Now
  • Autumn: 27-29 November 2020
  • Summer: 2-4 July 2021*
  • Autumn: 26-28 November 2021

*includes Councillors Weekend – Book Now

Alison Newell says

Is there any training planned for Nationbuilder please?

Mark Fitzpatrick says

Will there be a specific weekend for Connect in 2020? If so, which one?

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