We are a group of training associates who provide learning and development opportunities for councillors and those working in a political environment. We coach and train elected Members in topics such as chairing meetings, time management and using social media so that they can improve their skills and become the best community leaders. We help organisations to work more effectively with Councils and political representatives by demystifying local government decision-making, etiquette and jargon – and provide the opportunity to discuss the best ways of working with councillors themselves.
Our ethos is grounded in ‘teaching for a social purpose’; we use reflective practice, embed diversity, and encourage critical thinking to support individual and community learning – always making sure that our workshops are fun and engaging at the same time!
As well as delivering workshops and running events, we love to get involved in projects that match our values. We are particularly interested in work that encourages underrepresented groups to participate in local and grassroots politics and run workshops for schools on citizenship and democracy.
We offer a variety of learning and development solutions for locally-elected politicians. Our range of affordable and engaging member training workshops includes chairing skills, using social media, public speaking and speed reading. Individual coaching is also available to help councillors become effective and confident in their roles. We involve councillors in the design and delivery of training to ensure that it is credible, relevant and timely.
We understand that working across different sectors with different protocols and rules of engagement can cause misunderstandings, and affect working relationships. Our political awareness training helps you to navigate your way through the maze and is ideal for any groups interacting regularly with local government and local politicians. Our ‘Managing in a Political Environment’ courses also help build relationships within political organisations and develop leadership skills.
Do you want to use social media for business or pleasure but don’t know how to get started? Our tailored support and training will get you up and running quickly and effectively. We offer a range of solutions for every budget, helping you to connect with others, gain influence and get the best out of the social media tool that’s right for you.