Training & Events Calendar

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Building a two-way conversation with your community

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 13:00

Building a two-way conversation with your community

This session will help you consider practical and effective ways for your Council to systematically and proactively find out what really matters to people living within your parish, through a range of print and digital tools. Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to not just better promote your own messages but also to better hear and respond to the voices within your local community, and get buy-in on your vision for your community's future. Offered by Breakthrough Communications.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Managing difficult people and conversations

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:00

Managing difficult people and conversations

Managing professional relationships effectively is important, and this is particularly true for Clerks and local council officers. Yet whether it's with other officers or with councillors, sometimes difficult situations will present themselves, and it's vital to have the skills to manage the challenges. This session for local council officers explores practical techniques and ideas to manage difficult relationships in a council environment.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications.

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Recruiting New Councillors

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:00

Recruiting new councillors: strategies and tactics to find new people

How can you effectively find and encourage people to stand or be co-opted as town or parish Councillors? In many areas it is increasingly hard to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We show you effective ways Councils and Councillors can encourage more people to come forward and this interactive session explores practical ways to do just that.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications

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Venue:
Online
Contact:
GAPTC

Improving internal communication across your local council

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:00

Improving internal council communications

Effective internal communication is the cornerstone of good council operations, yet ensuring the sustainability of good internal communication can be a challenge. This session explores strategies to identify gaps and challenges and ways to build more positive and outcome-focused communications between Members and Officers.

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:00

Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy for your Council

Social media provides town and parish Councils a unique opportunity to significantly enhance their communications – yet few councils have a clear social media strategy in place. This course looks at how to build a social media strategy that seeks to promote your services and key council priorities and considers which social media channels are best suited to help you achieve your goals, what tools to use, and more.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Data Protection for Councillors

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:00

Data Protection for Councillors

Whether you are an experienced Councillor or have only recently been elected, it is vital that you understand how data protection fits with your role as an elected member. With legislation and case law evolving, this interactive session will provide you with an opportunity to make sure you are getting the essentials right and ensure you are meeting your legal obligations as a Councillor. Offered by Breakthrough Communications.

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Using Facebook to enhance your council's communications

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:00

Using Facebook to enhance your council's communications with the community

Facebook provides town and parish Councils a unique opportunity to significantly enhance their communications – yet few Councils are fully reaping the benefits on offer. Discover how to build up effective two-way conversations with local communities, make use of time-saving tools and learn techniques to improve digital engagement, all within the constraints of existing Officer time and resources.

Offered by Breakthrough Communications

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Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC

Creating accessible council documents and content

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:00

Creating accessible council documents and content

This session is all about the practical application of accessibility, and will provide you with an understanding of the application of accessibility from the perspective of a local council. We will teach you how to create accessible documents, content and multimedia for use for use throughout the work of your council. This session will review the basic principles of accessibility, and walk you through tools and techniques to ensure your council is working towards accessibility compliance.

Venue:
online
Contact:
GAPTC