Online Training Guide

Welcome to our online training guide for Spring Conference 2017 - you can use the buttons below to find training sessions tailored to what you want to learn.

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Saturday 18th March

Law for Election Agents (session runs 0930-1030)

0930-1045 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 1+2, Compliance

Key points of law that you need to know if you’re going to be a successful election agent. This important area of law changes all the time and is a must for everyone who is planning on being an agent in 2017, regardless of previous experience.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Compliance

Data Protection for Party Officers

0930-1045 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 3, Compliance

Make sure your prepared for the new General Data Protection legislation. For all local party officers, and activists. Not coming to this session could cost you more than just the Information Commissioners fine.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Compliance

Selling yourself in 250 words

0930-1045 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 4, Candidates

Practical tips on writing your candidate profile.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity Communications & Media Personal

Big Rewards from New Donors and Legacy Gifts

0930-1045 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 5, Fundraising

learn how to reach out to find new donors in the area and from business; learn the techniques and skills to secure pledges to leave a legacy gift to build your work long-term

This training is tailored for: Fundraising Personal

Membership development: recruit new members and retain existing members

0930-1045 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 6, Membership

Share best practice on how to recruit and retain members in your local party. Applying the lessons shared in this session will assist local parties to increase their new member recruitment and well as retention rates.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity

Be a Councillor - Approvals and Selection

0930-1045 Hilton, Room: Micklegate Room, ALDC

Explains best practice for approving and selecting candidates to fight local elections and, along with candidate agreements, to getting them elected to local authorities.

This training is tailored for: Compliance Diversity Personal

Using ALDC templates and campaign packs

0930-1045 Hilton, Room: Bootham Room, ALDC

ALDC produce a wide range of literature and other templates and a series of campaign packs. Come and see how to use them as part of your own campaigning.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning

Transforming your digital campaign

0930-1045 Hilton, Room: Walmgate Room, Elections

How email, Facebook and other digital tools can build your supporter base, reach fresh audiences and give you new insight into local communities.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Communications & Media

Growing your party and winning elections with the European issue

0930-1045 Hilton, Room: Minster Suite, Elections

Europe is the dominant issue in British politics and it’s a huge opportunity for our party. Whether you’re in a leave or remain area, we can help you make the most of this issue.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Communications & Media

Election Law Q & A

1100-1230 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 3, Compliance

Come and ask specific election law questions and make sure you are fully up to speed to be an agent or a candidate in 2017

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Compliance

Returning Officer: a vital role

1100-1230 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 4, Candidates

Help play a key role in enabling fair Westminster, Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner selections. More Returning Officers will crucially help the party select candidates earlier in the cycle.

This training is tailored for: Compliance Diversity Personal

Recruit Young Liberals

1100-1230 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 5, Young Liberals

Perfect your Young Liberals elevator pitch and prepare a recruitment strategy. Take advantage of opportunities to engage and develop young members all year round.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity

Giving a Brilliant Speech (Women only)

1100-1230 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 6, CGB/LDW

Whether speaking at a hustings, public meeting or in a debate at conference, this session will give you the confidence to succeed.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity Communications & Media Personal

Campaign Skills - Emails in campaigning and Using Video in campaigning

1100-1230 Hilton, Room: Micklegate Room, ALDC

Keys to successful digital campaigning: Effective use of emails to campaign and using video to get noticed online.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital

Campaign Skills - Knocking on doors and Postal Votes

1100-1230 Hilton, Room: Bootham Room, ALDC

Key ways to win elections: why we knock on doors and how to do it and why postal voters are vital and how to use them effectively.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital

Get out the vote the smart way

1100-1230 Hilton, Room: Walmgate Room, Elections

Find out about the latest data driven approaches to getting the vote out that can be the difference between victory and defeat.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Communications & Media

Getting your message right for local and national elections

1100-1230 Hilton, Room: Minster Suite, Elections

Whether you’re facing elections in May or building for future years, getting your message right is key. Learn how to develop a strong local message and how to integrate effectively with national messages to get the best results.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Communications & Media

Donation Rules and Your Party

1430-1600 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 3, Compliance

All local party officers should make sure they are up to speed on this important legislation. Especially important if you are a new Chair, Treasurer or Activist.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Compliance Fundraising

Successful selection

1430-1600 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 4, Candidates

This session will look at the key skills and knowledge required when going for selection.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Communications & Media Personal

Diverse Communication Skills

1430-1600 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 5, Diversity

Understanding effective communication for diverse audiences, helping you to understand your purpose, audience and message. 

This training is tailored for: Diversity Communications & Media Personal

Wow! She is brilliant! (Women only

1430-1600 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 6, CGB/LDW

Making a positive impression one to one or in an interview.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity Personal

Fundraise Like the Big Players

1430-1600 Hilton, Room: Micklegate Room, ALDC & LDHQ Fundraising Team

learn advanced techniques and skills from charities, institutions and universities to uplift your fundraising and build a winning fighting fund. With ALDC.

This training is tailored for: Fundraising

Campaign skills - Being an agent in local elections

1430-1600 Hilton, Room: Bootham Room, ALDC

What you need to know to be an agent in local council elections.

This training is tailored for:

Getting your message right for local and national elections

1430-1600 Hilton, Room: Walmgate Room, Elections

Whether you’re facing elections in May or building for future years, getting your message right is key. Learn how to develop a strong local message and how to integrate effectively with national messages to get the best results.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Communications & Media

What we can learn from Richmond Park and recent by-elections

1430-1600 Hilton, Room: Minster Suite, Elections

Richmond Park and Witney were two of the best by-election results of the last 20 years. Come find out how we did it and how it can help your local campaign.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Fundraising

Fundraising for Liberal Democrat SAOs: building funds to extend your impact

1615-1730 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 3, LDHQ Fundraising Team and Young Liberals

Identify new funding opportunities to grow your organisation. Make your case for support and plan for success alongside other SAOs.

This training is tailored for: Fundraising

Top tips for first time candidates

1615-1730 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 4, Candidates

The session will offer advice on immediatete and long term candidate plans, how to overcome challenges facing less-developed seats + set and achieve goals that will help you & your local party.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Diversity Personal

Unconscious bias

1615-1730 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 5, Diversity

How unconscious bias develops and how it affects us all. The course will help you manage its impact on attitudes, decisions and on behaviour in life and politics.

This training is tailored for: Diversity Personal

Planning and Winning a Selection Campaign (Women only)

1615-1730 Novotel, Room: Meeting room 6, CGB/LDW

What you need to do to organise and win selection as a parliamentary candidate.

This training is tailored for: Personal

Councillor training - Using the Council to campaign

1615-1730 Hilton, Room: Micklegate Room, ALDC

How to use the council in your campaigning from full council to scrutiny (whatever your numbers are).

This training is tailored for: Campaigning

Consultative session - more diverse candidates and council groups

1615-1730 Hilton, Room: Bootham Room, ALDC

Our council groups and our local election candidates are not nearly diverse enough. Come along and discuss ideas and proposals for making sure we change that.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning

Developing a winning plan for 2017, 18 and beyond

1615-1730 Hilton, Room: Walmgate Room, Elections

Even the best messages can be ineffective if you don’t have the plan and organisation to deliver them. Come along and we’ll help build or fine tune your plans to hit your goals.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Fundraising Communications & Media

What we can learn from Richmond Park and recent by-elections

1615-1730 Hilton, Room: Minster Suite, Elections

Richmond Park and Witney were two of the best by-election results of the last 20 years. Come find out how we did it and how it can help your local campaign.

This training is tailored for: Campaigning Digital Fundraising


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