CCA Councillor Development Weekend 2023

18th – 19th November at Hampshire Court Hotel


Please note that at this stage the programme is indicative rather than confirmed; this page will be updated in due course.
Council candidate workshops will only run once to maximise audience participation and allow candidates to attend other workshops.
Attendees will be able to book 1-to-1 advice sessions with the Head of CCHQ’s Lib Dem Unit. Details will be distributed in due course.

Saturday 19th November

10.30am Registration
11.00am Welcome, Cllr Phil Broadhead, CCA Chairman
11.05am Rt Hon David Davies MP, Secretary of State for Wales
11.40am CCHQ Director of Insight
12.20pm CCHQ Head of Campaigning Communications
1.00pm Lunch
1.50pm - 3.15pm Workshops 1-4 (repeated at 2.35pm - 3.15pm)
  1. Producing Effective Literature
  2. Working with the Local Media
  3. Digital Interaction
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of a Councillor and How Decisions are Made (*council candidate session)
3.15pm - 3.30pm Tea and Coffee Break
3.30pm - 5.00pm Workshops 5-8 (repeated at 4.20pm - 5.00pm)
  1. Volunteer Engagement
  2. Career Progression
  3. Effective Opposition
  4. Getting Organised (*council candidate session)
5.00pm - 5.30pm CCA Board Q+A
7.15pm Drinks Reception
7.45pm Dinner with guest speaker Ben Bradley MP

Sunday 20th November

9.30am Felicity Buchan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Housing and Homelessness)
10.00am - 11.30am Workshops 9-11 (repeated at 10.50am - 11.30am)
  1. Campaigning on the Environment
  2. Campaigning Against the Lib Dems
  3. Beating Labour in their Heartlands
  4. Representing your Community - Understanding your Ward or Division (*council candidate session)
11.30am - 11.45am Tea and Coffee Break
11.45am - 1.10pm Workshops 12-15 (repeated 12.30pm – 1.10pm)
  1. Effective Councillor Incumbency
  2. Effectively using the Party's tools: Toolkit, Votesource and Connect
  3. Preparing for 2023
  4. Social Media and Communications (*council candidate session)
1.10pm Closing remarks, Cllr Phil Broadhead, CCA Chairman
1.15pm Lunch