PLEASE NOTE: Kickstart 2013 took place on 23-25 November 2012. Bookings for Kickstart 2014 will open in Summer 2013. This page remains for information purposes only until that time.
Registrations are now open for ALDC's Kickstart Training Weekend - 23-25 November 2012, near Birmingham. Teams can choose from 40 hours of training and a specialist mentor.
This is our main training event of the year and a great opportunity to ensure your team is a winning team at your next local elections - click here to go direct to the online booking form.
In the next couple of years many of us face elections, from the English Counties in 2013 and in 2014 every seat in London and thirds in the Mets, Unitaries and districts.
To win in challenging circumstances your team needs the skills and information to campaign effectively. You need a campaign plan that can build success across subsequent elections.
It is never to early to start. Experience has shown us that starting early, and campaigning continuously will reap rewards.
ALDC’s Weekend Kickstart event takes place on 23-25 November 2012. Each year it is the most important training opportunity each year for Lib Dem volunteer campaigners. It's proven to work - with Lib Dems going on from Kickstart to win in subsequent elections.
WHAT YOU GET:
Over 20 hours of training – both advanced and beginner.
Over six hours for your team working with an experienced mentor to develop your campaign plan.
A weekend's accommodation at the Holiday Inn (M6 Junction 7 near Birmingham), food and training rooms. (There's even time for both the pool and the bar...). The weekend starts at 6:00pm on Friday and finishes 2:30pm on Sunday.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Kickstart is great if you can bring along your campaign team. Imagine a whole weekend of campaign planning with expert help without any interference! This year we're encouraging everyone with elections in 2013 and 2014 to attend.
Individual campaigners are also welcome - they will work together in small teams to develop plans and ideas.
Experienced campaigners and new campaigners. It’s a great way to develop ideas and bring on new people.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST:
Kickstart is financially supported by the G8 process, so the cost is right down to the minimum we can charge.
Save £60 by sharing a room – (twins and doubles available!)
G8 will can provide grants to groups to subsidise attendance - If you do not have the resources to pay yourself, we can pay for the costs of your second delegate (IE buy one place get one free). Only one application per local authority area.
WHY NOT ask your council group to pay or pay half of your costs – it could be the best investment they make all year?
If you're near to Birmingham we have some low-cost non-residential rates - not available to book online but contact email@example.com
HOW DO I BOOK:
You can book now – online at ALDC’s website – click here to go direct to the booking form. Remember you need to LOG IN as an ALDC member FIRST to receive your members discount which will then be applied automatically.
More information from Emma Hall – 01422 843 785 firstname.lastname@example.org
G8 will can provide grants to groups to subsidise attendance - If you do not have the resources to pay yourself, we can pay for the costs of your second delegate (IE buy one place get one free).
If you are interested in taking us up on this please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.