Training calendar


07
Sep/22

Webinar – Connect – Introduction to using it – 7 September 2022

13
Sep/22

Specialist Diversity Webinar: Working with Young Liberals in your area

21
Sep/22

Webinar – Building your campaign – How to do mailmerges – 21 September 2022

28
Sep/22

Webinar – ALDC MyCouncillor – Setting up and using a site – 28 September 2022

05
Oct/22

Webinar – Local Returning Officer – part one 05 October 2022

07
Oct/22

Webinar – Local Returning Officer – part two 7 October 2022

11
Oct/22

Specialist Diversity Webinar: Celebrating the work of BAME Lib Dem councillors (in partnership with Lib Dem Campaign for Racial Equality) – 11 October 2022

12
Oct/22

Webinar – Connect – creating and using VPBs – 12 October 2022

19
Oct/22

Webinar – How to campaign with direct mail – 19 October 2022

26
Oct/22

Webinar – Affinity Publisher – Introduction to using it – 26 October 2022

02
Nov/22

Webinar – Countdown to polling day – Literature from New Year to May – 02 November 2022

08
Nov/22

Specialist Diversity Webinar: Being a better ally to under-represented groups in politics – 8 November 2022

09
Nov/22

Webinar – Focus on Councillors – Doing an opposition budget amendment – 9 November 2022

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).