Kickstart Weekend, 30th June – 2nd July 2023

About

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

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. We have training for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.  You’ll leave with improved campaigning skills and with a well-developed campaign plan ready for your next set of elections.

At Kickstart weekend you can meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their community.

Arrival and departure:

  • Please arrive from 5pm on Friday 30 June 2023
  • Departure is after lunch on Sunday 2 July 2023

What’s included:

  • 30+ hours of training with courses for new or experienced campaigners.
  • Time to work, as a team, with an experienced mentor to develop and improve your plans.
  • 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.

Where: 

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

Cost: 

ALDC members

  • Single room – £190 early-bird, mid-rate £230, final-rate £280
  • Twin and double rooms – early-bird £160, mid-rate £200, final-rate – £250 (all per person)

Non-members 

  • Single room – £290 early-bird, mid-rate £330, final-rate £370
  • Twin and double rooms – £260 early-bird, £300 mid-rate, £340 final-rate (all per person)

Join ALDC to benefit from discounted attendance

Group bookings

Please let us know any dietary or access requirements when booking.

Any questions?

Please email hello@aldc.org

Book to attend

Cancellation policy

Our event has limited capacity, and for this reason we request you to cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. This will allow us to make necessary adjustments and inform the venue. Cancellations made 2 weeks or more before the event will receive a full refund minus a £10 administration fee.

Cancellation policy

Our event has limited capacity, and for this reason we request you to cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. This will allow us to make necessary adjustments and inform the venue. Cancellations made 2 weeks or more before the event will receive a full refund minus a £10 administration fee.

We also offer the possibility to rollover to the next event. Please note the rollover is applicable only once and to the closest next event, e.g. cancelling Summer Kickstart and rolling over to November Kickstart.

However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, and if you need to cancel your Kickstart booking at short notice, we will do our best to resell your ticket. If we are able to resell your ticket then we will give you a refund or rollover as above. If we are not able to resell your ticket we will not be able to refund any part of the cost. An administration fee of £10 will apply for short notice cancellations.

We also offer the possibility to rollover to the next event. Please note the rollover is applicable only once and to the closest next event, e.g. cancelling Summer Kickstart and rolling over to November Kickstart.

However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, and if you need to cancel your Kickstart booking at short notice, we will do our best to resell your ticket. If we are able to resell your ticket then we will give you a refund or rollover as above. If we are not able to resell your ticket we will not be able to refund any part of the cost. An administration fee of £10 will apply for short notice cancellations.

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