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Modern Councillor Webinar, 21 April 2011

Modern Councillor Webinar, 21 April 2011

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Dave Briggs

Many School Governors are not only active participants in their local communities in terms of this role  but also through being involved with Local Democracy. Managing both roles can often be difficult in terms of time, but Learning Pool’s re-launched Modern Councillor service should make the required training for being a councillor much easier, in the same way as the benefits brought by Modern Governor.

With the elections on May 5 just around the corner for both English and Scottish councils, join Dave Briggs on this free webinar to learn more about Learning Pool’s relaunched Modern Councillor service and how the online learning and community it provides can help support councillor training.  Dave is Learning Pool’s Community Evangelist, and is an expert in the field of Local Government and Online Engagement.

Modern Councillor’s e-learning programme is designed for those thinking about standing for election, those already Elected Members or indeed anyone with a passion for local democracy.

So what’s new and improved with Modern Councillor?

  • Brand new e-learning modules
  • A unique online community where councillors can connect, share and learn
  • Guides and resources on local democracy
  • Blogs and stories sections keeping you informed of the latest democracy developments

What modules are included?

We’ve created Modern Councillor with help from experts in local government.  This means all 14 of our e-learning modules, from Introduction to Local Government to Technology and Change, reflect the latest challenges and transformations facing councillors today. See the full list of modules.

Who does the community involve?

Alongside a suite of e-learning modules, Modern Councillor will now include an online community bringing together councillors, prospective councillors, co-opted members, local government officers, activists, and residents so that they can connect, share and learn together.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST.

With increasing budget cuts and the May elections just around the corner this is going to be an extremely popular event so register now for your free place.


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