Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors

2017 training: Kickstart Weekends and Councillors Weekend

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Wednesday, 4th January, 2017

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Kickstart

Kickstart is the name of our highly regarded residential training weekend and we’re running two during 2017. The weekend brings together some of the party’s most experienced and successful campaigners with campaign teams from across the country.

At Kickstart you’ll get great training, advice and bespoke mentoring for your team to help you build and improve your campaign plans and knowledge, looking ahead to your next electoral success. We have something to offer everyone whatever your role in the campaign, and regardless of your experience. Kickstart is the bootcamp you need to win.

More than anything, the weekend provides an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their community.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 30+ hours of training with courses suitable for both new and experienced campaigners
  • Time to work as a team with an experienced mentor who can look at your plans and advise you from an independent perspective about how to make them even better
  • Guest speaker along with a three course dinner on the Saturday night
  • Drop-in sessions on more specialist campaign techniques and skills
  • In-depth strategy and review sessions on what worked for people in the 2016 elections
  • Two-nights full board accommodation – including meals and refreshments – in a dedicated training centre with bar and leisure facilities

DATES:

  • Summer: Friday 7 July (registration open 6-7pm) to Sunday 9 July (around 1.30pm) and is aimed at those with elections in 2018
  • Autumn: Friday 24 November (registration open 6-7pm) to Sunday 26 November (around 1.30pm)

WHERE: 

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL (map and directions).

COST: 

  • ALDC members: current early-bird rate of £150 for a single room (usual price is £270) and £120 for a double room per person (usual price is £240).
  • Non-ALDC members: £270 for a single room; £240 for a double room per person. Join us to benefit from discounted attendance.

Book to attend either/both weekend(s) >>>

 

Councillors Weekend – new for 2017

We’re also organising a new event for Liberal Democrat councillors, new and old alike. It will be held during July’s Kickstart weekend (7-9 July) at Yarnfield Park. It’s a new initiative for councillors to . The weekend will enable you to network with colleagues from across the country and includes training on how to be an effective councillor as well as sessions on some of our member services, including free MyCouncillor sites and templates.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
The weekend will cover everything Kickstart does, plus:
  • Interpersonal skills (residents, colleagues, officers, etc)
  • Organisation (time, email, casework, relationships, work/life balance)
  • Understanding your ward
  • How to be effective on the council
  • Media training

DATE:

  • Friday 7 July (registration open 6-7pm) to Sunday 9 July (around 1.30pm)

WHERE: 

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL (map and directions).

COST:

It costs £270 (if your council is unable to cover your attendance, we have a small number of £100 bursaries available – email Claire to request one).

Book to attend the Councillors Weekend >>>

 

Claire Halliwell