Training calendar


29
Feb/24

Artworker – Webinar – 29/02/2024

06
Mar/24

Agents briefing – Webinar – 06/03/2024

11
Mar/24

Filling in your nomination papers – Webinar – 11/03/2024

20
Mar/24

Filling in your expenses return – Webinar – 20/03/2024

28
Mar/24

Artworker – Webinar – 28/03/2024

25
Apr/24

Artworker – Webinar – 25/04/2024

08
May/24

Filling in your expenses return – Webinar – 08/05/2024

20
May/24

New Cllrs Programme: 1. Welcome to newly elected councillors – Webinar – 20/05/2024

22
May/24

New Cllrs Programme: 2. Keeping your Council seat – Webinar – 22/05/2024

23
May/24

Filling in your expenses return – Webinar – 23/05/2024

24
May/24

New Cllrs Programme: 3. The people and communities you represent – Webinar – 24/05/2024

29
May/24

New Cllrs Programme: 4. Managing casework – Webinar – 29/05/2024

30
May/24

Artworker – Webinar – 30/05/2024

31
May/24

New Cllrs Programme: 5. GDPR for Councillors – Webinar – 31/05/2024

03
Jun/24

New Cllrs Programme: 6. Navigating your Council, key stakeholders and partner – Webinar – 03/06/2024

05
Jun/24

New Cllrs Programme: 7. Making an impact with your public speaking – Webinar – 05/06/2024

12
Jun/24

Intro to Connect – Webinar – 12/06/2024

14
Jun/24

Connect – Questions and scripts – Webinar – 14/06/2024

17
Jun/24

Connect – Creating and using VPB’s – Webinar – 17/06/2024

19
Jun/24

Connect – Manager’s tasks – Webinar – 19/06/2024

21
Jun/24

Kickstart weekend, 21-23 June 2024

21
Jun/24

Councillors weekend, 21-23 June 2024

27
Jun/24

Artworker – Webinar – 27/06/2024

10
Jul/24

Approval and selection – Webinar – 10/07/2024

17
Jul/24

You can be a councillor – Webinar – 17/07/2024

25
Jul/24

Artworker – Webinar – 25/07/2024

29
Aug/24

Artworker – Webinar – 29/08

09
Sep/24

Affinity Publisher – Webinar – 09/09/2024

26
Sep/24

Artworker – Webinar – 26/09/2024

30
Sep/24

New Councillors Programme – Follow up session – Webinar – 30/09/2024

07
Oct/24

You can be a councillor – Webinar – 07/10/2024

14
Oct/24

Intro to Connect – Webinar – 14/10/2024

16
Oct/24

Connect – Questions and script – Webinar – 16/10/2024

18
Oct/24

Connect – Creating and using VPB’s – Webinar – 18/10/2024

21
Oct/24

Connect – Manager’s tasks – Webinar – 21/10/2024

23
Oct/24

Connect – Using My campaign – Webinar – 23/10/2024

25
Oct/24

ALDC Artworker – Webinar – 25/10/2024

22
Nov/24

Kickstart weekend, 22-24 November 2024

22
Nov/24

Agents weekend, 22-24 November 2024

28
Nov/24

Artworker – Webinar – 28/11/2024

19
Dec/24

Artworker – Webinar – 19/12/2024

Training types


Key Events

Kickstart Weekends

Kickstart is our highly regarded residential campaign training weekend. Come along to get 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. Find out more.

Councillors Weekend

Come along to improve your skills in your important Liberal Democrat councillor/campaigner roles. Enjoy a packed programme of training sessions, speakers and discussions and meet with fellow councillors from across the country. Training includes how to be an effective ward councillor, organising your casework, political influencing and much more. Find out more.

Party Conferences

We provide training for campaigners, candidates and councillors at each of the party’s conferences – Federal (Spring and Autumn), Welsh and Scottish – alongside exhibiting and running fringe events. We publish details in advance of each conference via our website and weekly emails.

Motivate Training Days

We run free virtual Motivate Training Days on Saturdays, 9.30am – 2pm, featuring campaign training and bespoke support. All Lib Dem members are welcome; you don’t have to be an ALDC member. You need to register to attend. Once registered, we will email you a link to join the meeting which we host online via Zoom. In non-pandemic times, Motivates are physical events held across Britain.

Webinars

We run free webinars each week covering topics such as agents and local party officers, Affinity Publisher and Connect. We also run webinars specially designed for Lib Dems based in Scotland and Wales. Sessions last about 45 minutes and they start at 12.30pm or 6:30pm. All Lib Dem members are welcome; you don’t have to be an ALDC member. You need to register to attend. Once registered, we will email you a link to join the meeting which we host online via Zoom.

Specialist Training Days

In non-Covid times, we deliver day-long training events across the country focussing on a specialist topic such as Affinity Publisher, Agent Training, ALDC Artworker, or Connect. A lot of these topics are covered in our weekly bitesize webinars (we’re running three sets a week at present).

Council Group Development Days

ALDC’s team of Development Officers are here to work with our Council Groups to help ensure that we continue to grow and deliver on our local councils.

Council Groups that are in ALDC Group Membership can book a facilitated development day to help you develops you council group and build skills within your team.

To request a development day please fill in this form or email us on office@aldc.org

Please let us know at least 2 months in advance of the date you want your development day to be held, and please note that we do not run development days in the busy run up to local elections (February to May).