CCA Councillor Development Weekend 2023

18th – 19th November at Hampshire Court Hotel


Please note that some of the programme is still being confirmed and as such, 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 18th November

10.30am Registration and refreshments
10.50am Welcome, Cllr Phil Broadhead, CCA Chairman
11.00am Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Party Chairman
11.40pm Antony Morrison, CCHQ Head of Campaigning Communications
12.20pm Net Zero Homes (kindly sponsored by Thakeham)
1.00pm Lunch
1.50pm - 2.30pm Workshops 1-4 (repeated at 2.35pm - 3.20pm)
  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)
3.20pm - 3.40pm Tea and Coffee Break
3.40pm - 4.20pm 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
7.00pm Drinks Reception
7.45pm Dinner with guest speaker Paul Holmes MP (Eastleigh)

Sunday 19th November

9.20am Digital Campaigning
9.50pm Career Development with Craig Tracey MP (Party Vice Chair for Local Government)
10.20am - 11.00am Workshops 9-11 (repeated at 11.00am - 11.40am)
  1. Campaigning on the Environment with CEN
  2. Campaigning Against the Lib Dems
  3. Craig Tracey MP – Campaigning Against Labour
  4. Representing your Community - Understanding your Ward or Division (*council candidate session)
11.40am - 12.00pm Tea and Coffee Break
12.00pm - 12.40pm Workshops 12-15 (repeated 12.40pm – 1.20pm)
  1. Effective Councillor Incumbency
  2. Effectively using the Party's tools: Toolkit, Votesource and Connect
  3. Preparing for 2024
  4. Social Media and Communications (*council candidate session)
1.20pm Closing remarks, Cllr Phil Broadhead, CCA Chairman
1.25pm Lunch