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Five training events over two weekends this year.

April 15, 2018 2:15 PM

If you plan on coming to one of our five 2018 training weekends, our early-bird discounted rates are running low.

You need to act fast to book early-bird discounted rates, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

ALDC member price: £160 for a single room (usual price is £240) and £130 for a double room per person (usual price is £210). Non-ALDC member price: £280 for a single room and £250 for a double room per person. It's cheaper to join us and book our member rate.

The weekends are held at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire, a dedicated training centre with leisure facilities and a bar. All food and accommodation are included in the price, plus a three course dinner and guest speaker on the Saturday night.

Kickstart Weekends, 6-8 July + 23-25 November

The weekend caters for everyone; whatever your role in a campaign, and regardless of your experience. Come along to get tailored, professional advice; training and bespoke mentoring for your team from experienced Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors. You'll leave having improved your campaigning skills and with a well-developed campaign plan ready for your next set of elections.

Find out more, watch a promo video + book >>>

PagePlus Masterclass, 6-8 July

Taking place alongside Summer Kickstart, we'll be running a PagePlus masterclass for people new to using the programme or in need of a refresher. The course will include an introduction and cover basic techniques, how to download and use ALDC templates, and you'll create a leaflet using materials we provide. There will also be training in literature as well as classes on messaging and photos.

Find out more + book >>>

LGA/ALDC Councillors' Weekend, 6-8 July

Running alongside our Summer Kickstart is our joint event with the LGA Lib Dem Group. The weekend is packed full of sessions focused on improving your skills in your important roles as both a Liberal Democrat councillor and a campaigner. The training includes: how to be an effective councillor, managing casework, political influencing, scrutiny and a Facebook advertising masterclass with Mark Pack.

Find out more + book >>>

Agents' Training, 23-25 November

Taking place alongside our Autumn Kickstart weekend, we've developed a course to take prospective election agents through the process of being an agent in local elections. The course is suitable for complete beginners, but will also be relevant for those who want to bring their knowledge up to date. The legal framework we operate in continues to develop and so up to date training is vital for all agents.

Find out more + book >>>

The weekends provide an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their communities.

I hope to see you at one or more of our events this year.

Best wishes,

Cllr Neil Fawcett
Development Officer, ALDC