Training calendar


07
Feb/23

Diversity Webinar – 07/02/2023

09
Feb/23

Webinar – ALDC Artworker – 09/02/2023

13
Feb/23

Webinar – Finding Candidates for Your Election – 13/02/2023

19
Feb/23

Motivate Day – Devon & Cornwall – 19/02/2023 – in person

22
Feb/23

Webinar – Agents briefing 22/02/2023

06
Mar/23

Webinar – Agents Briefing 06/03/2023

08
Mar/23

Webinar – Filling in your nominations papers – 08/03/2023

10
Mar/23

Webinar – Building your shuttleworth – 10/03/2023

13
Mar/23

Webinar – Get out the vote – 13/03/2023

15
Mar/23

Webinar – Intro to Connect – 15/03/2023

22
Mar/23

Webinar – Affinity Publisher – 22/03/2022

15
May/23

Webinar – Filling in your expenses return – 15/05/2023

17
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 1. Welcome to newly elected councillors – 17/05/2023

19
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 2. Keeping your Council seat – 19/05/2023

22
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 3. The people and communities you represent – 22/05/2023

24
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 4. Managing casework – 24/05/2023

26
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 5. GDPR for Councillors – 26/05/2023

31
May/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 6. Navigating your Council, key stakeholders and partners – 31/05/2023

02
Jun/23

Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 7. Making an impact with your public speaking – 02/06/2023

05
Jun/23

Webinar – Filling in your expenses return – 05/06/2023

30
Jun/23

Kickstart Weekend, 30th June – 2nd July 2023

30
Jun/23

Councillors Weekend – 30 June – 02 July 2023

05
Jul/23

Webinar – Approval and selection – 05/07/2023

12
Jul/23

Webinar – Intro to Connect – 12/07/2023

19
Jul/23

Webinar – Connect – Questions and scripts – 19/07/2023

26
Jul/23

Webinar – Connect – Creating and using VPB’s – 26/07/2023

02
Aug/23

Webinar – Connect – Manager’s tasks – 02/08/2023

07
Aug/23

Webinar – Facebook Advertising: How to Do It – 07/08/2023

14
Aug/23

Webinar – Approval and selection – 14/08/2023

16
Aug/23

Webinar – You can be a councillor – 16/08/2023

02
Oct/23

Webinar – Affinity Publisher – 02/10/2023

04
Oct/23

Webinar – Intro to Connect – 04/10/2023

06
Oct/23

Webinar – ALDC Artworker – 06/10/2023

09
Oct/23

Webinar – Planning your digital campaign – 09/10/2023

11
Oct/23

Webinar – You can be a councillor – 11/10/2023

13
Oct/23

Webinar – Affinity Publisher – 13/10/2023

24
Nov/23

Kickstart Weekend, 24 – 26 November 2023

24
Nov/23

Agents Weekend, 24 – 26 November 2023

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).