New Councillor Webinars – Sign Up Now!

Last weeks local elections saw over 500 Lib Dem councillors elected – and a net gain for the party of over 100 council seats.

Hundreds of new Lib Dem councillors have joined our local government family – on both principal councils and town / parish councils too.

We have some great training opportunities for councillors coming up over the next couple of months – including our completely free new councillor webinar programme.

New Councillors Programme

Our new councillors webinar programme consists of seven webinars in late May and early June that each focus on an important part of being a councillor – such as casework, data protection, working with officers, building relationships within your ward and much more.

They are essential for newly elected councillors, but also very useful to existing councillors who want to pick up a few new tricks. All Lib Dem councillors, from all tiers of local government, are welcome.

Our webinars are completely free to attend – you just need to register in advance which you can do on the links below. Each session is repeated at 12.30pm and 5pm. Once you register you will be sent a zoom code for that session. We recommend attending all seven sessions.

  1. Welcome to New Councillors – 20 May 2024
  2. Keeping Your Council Seat – 22 May 2024
  3. The People and the Communities You Represent – 24 May 2024
  4. Managing Casework – 29 May 2024
  5. GPDR for Councillors – 31 May 2024
  6. Navigating Your Council – 3 June 2024
  7. Public Speaking – 5 June 2024

Councillors Weekend (and Kickstart) 21-23 June 2024

You can also attend our residential Councillors Weekend in Staffordshire from Friday 21 June to Sunday 23 June 2024.

This annual event is hosted jointly by LGA Lib Dems and ALDC. It’s one of the highlights of the Lib Dem calendar. It will not only provide more in depth training on your role as a councillor but also provide one-to-one mentoring and support unique to you, your ambitions and the challenges you face.

There are still early-bird places available but these are limited in number and allocated on a first come first serve basis. ALDC members also receive an immediate £100 discount. So book your place now to make a great saving.

The councillors weekend is held alongside ALDC’s Kickstart training weekend – you can find out more about that here.

Robert Wilson Grebby says

Good idea, but I cant attend the day meetings (I often work 08:30 to 17:00 daily M-F) and cant make it physically at the weekend sessions.

Can meeting sessions not be arranged for team talk type slots, for new recruits to dial in on the weekend slots?

Ruth Clifton says

I'd love to attend, but the sessions are at times I'm working. Are the sessions recorded?

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