CCA Councillor Development Weekend 2019

23rd – 24th 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.

Saturday 23rd November

10.30am Registration
11.00am Welcome, Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, CCA Chairman
11.05am Policy Session
11.35am Campaign 2020 and Incumbency Campaigning, Lucy Wheeler, CCHQ Deputy Director Elections
12.20pm What Voters Want from Local Government, Chris Scott, CCHQ Director of Voter Communications
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm - 3.15pm Workshops 1-4 (repeated at 2.30pm - 3.15pm)
  1. Developing your Council Career
  2. Working with the Local Media
  3. Crafting a Political Message
  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. Effectively Using Campaign Toolkit
  2. Your Online Presence
  3. Balancing your Commitments
  4. Getting Organised (*council candidate session)
5.10pm – 5.45pm CCA Board Q+A
7.15pm Drinks Reception
8.00pm Dinner with Guest Speaker the Rt Hon Sir John Hayes MP, South Holland and The Deepings

Sunday 24th November

9.15am Campaigning on the Council
10.00am – 11.30am Workshops 9-11 (repeated at 10.50am - 11.30am)
  1. Being Effective in Opposition
  2. Case study: Winning in North East Lincolnshire
  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. Working Effectively with Council Officers
  2. Copywriting: Who, What, Words
  3. Campaigning with VoteSource
  4. Social Media and Communications (*council candidate session)
1.10pm Closing remarks, Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, CCA Chairman
1.15pm Lunch