This programme has been developed to support Councillors and Officers who are responsible for minuting virtual meetings.
Online Training: Practical Project Management
Online Training: Effective Social Media Sessions
Online Training: Writing Advocacy Letters
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This training and development day is designed to enable delegates with the skills, confidence and plan to use social media more effectively. The course will concentrate on effective good practice, brand management, using social media to listen and choice of social media networks.
This seminar gives a very good grounding in how local government finance works in practice and sets the ‘basics as part of the bigger picture of current developments and longer-term trends.
Seminar: Working and supporting volunteers & community champions: the benefits to individuals, communities and councils
This seminar takes delegates through the questions & processes that make for a strong and effective volunteer and community champion programme.
This practical seminar that will provide participants with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected Member.
This highly practical and interactive session has been developed for councillors who want to develop their skills in speed reading and the ability to use memory techniques. It will demonstrate how to use different reading styles in order to maximise the limited time that is available for review and retention of material.
This is an essential programme for Councillors who are mindful of their personal safety, particularly at the moment when many Members are canvassing during Purdah.
Since our first event last year was such a success, in November this year we will host the second Councillor Awards in Scotland to recognise councillors who go the extra mile for their communities.
This training and development day is an overview of working with the media. The course will concentrate on developing an understanding of the different types of media, how to answer difficult questions in an interview, how to get your message across and what to do if it goes wrong. The sessions will be highly interactive…
Each year the Macaulay Development Trust, in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, hosts a world-renowned guest speaker for its annual TB Macaulay Lecture. This year we are delighted to welcome Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford.