CCA Councillor Development Weekend 2021

20th – 21st November at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham


Please note that the programme is subject to change. 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 20th November

10.30am Registration
11.00am Welcome, Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, CCA Chairman
11.05am Policy Session
11.40am Campaign 2022
12.20pm Levelling Up, Gareth Davies MP
1.00pm Lunch
1.50pm - 3.15pm Workshops 1-4 (repeated at 2.35pm - 3.15pm)
  1. Crafting a Political Message
  2. Environmental Campaigning
  3. Working with the Local Media
  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. Keeping up as a Cllr and Prioritising your Workload
  2. Conservative Women's Organisation
  3. Effective Opposition
  4. Getting Organised (*council candidate session)
5.00pm - 5.30pm CCA Board Q+A
7.00pm Drinks Reception
7.30pm Dinner with guest speaker Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP

Sunday 21st November

9.15am Digital Campaigning
10.00am - 11.30am Workshops 9-11 (repeated at 10.50am - 11.30am)
  1. Digital Campaigning
  2. Campaigning Against the Lib Dems
  3. Setting a Political Budget
  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. Campaigning as a Local Councillor
  2. Effectively using the Party's tools: Toolkit, Votesource and Connect
  3. Preparing for 2022
  4. Social Media and Communications (*council candidate session)
1.10pm Closing remarks, Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, CCA Chairman
1.15pm Lunch