Training calendar


12 Apr/21
Webinar – Postal Vote GOTV – Monday 12 April 2021

6pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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19 Apr/21
Webinar – GOTV (in-person voters) – Monday 19 April 2021

6pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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21 Apr/21
Webinar – Emails in the Last Week – Weds 21 April 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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28 Apr/21
Webinar – Build your Shuttleworth – Weds 28 April

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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12 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 1 – Welcome to newly elected councillors – Weds 12 May

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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14 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 2. Keeping your Council seat – Fri 14 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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17 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 3. The people and communities you represent – Mon 17 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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19 May/21
Webinar – Expenses return Q&A – Weds 19 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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21 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 4. Managing casework – Fri 21 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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24 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 5. GDPR for Councillors – Mon 24 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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26 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 6. Navigating your Council, key stakeholders and partners – Weds 26 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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28 May/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 7. Making an impact with your public speaking – Fri 28 May 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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02 Jun/21
Webinar – Filling in your expenses return – Weds 2 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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04 Jun/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 8. Organising your work as a councillor – Fri 4 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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07 Jun/21
Webinar – New Cllrs Programme: 9. Using the Council to campaign – Mon 7 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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09 Jun/21
Webinar – Campaigning this Summer – Weds 9 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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11 Jun/21
Webinar – Campaigning effectively with surveys and petitions – Fri 11 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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14 Jun/21
Webinar – Doorstep Campaigns – design, discussion and data – Mon 14 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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16 Jun/21
Webinar – Local Skills party audit – Weds 16 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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18 Jun/21
Webinar – Getting going with local single issue campaign – Fri 18 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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21 Jun/21
Webinar – Recruiting Volunteers – Mon 21 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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23 Jun/21
Webinar – Finding Candidates – Weds 23 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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25 Jun/21
Webinar – Approval and Selection – Fri 25 June 2021

12.30pm and repeated again at 5pm. All Liberal Democrat members welcome. Free.

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02 Jul/21
Kickstart Weekend 2 – 4 July 2021

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL

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02 Jul/21
Councillors Weekend, 2-4 July 2021

Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July 2021

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04 Sep/21
ALDC Conference – Rebuilding Communities – Sat 4 Sept 2021

ALDC Conference (with AGM) Sat 4 September 2021 10am until 4pm.

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26 Nov/21
Kickstart Weekend – 26-28 November 2021

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL

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26 Nov/21
Agents Training Weekend – 26-28 November 2021

26 - 28 November 2021

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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.

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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.

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Webinars

We run multiple 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 5pm. 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.

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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).

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