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Discover what social media can do for local councils and councillors. An upbeat, interactive session run by a plain-talking and experienced social media manager.

This one day interactive course will give you all the insight and tools you need to up-step your Parish or Town Council's involvement in digital communication, be that through emails, a website or entering the world of social media with Linked In, Facebook and Twitter.

Who should attend?

  • All Parish and Town Council's interested in how new communication tools and technology can help improve democracy and citizenship.

Course outline:

  • What is social media?
  • Why does it matter for local councils?
  • Intelligence - understanding what is being said about work you do and spotting opportunities
  • The role of councillors: how can they best get involved
  • What social media platforms and engagement techniques are being used by local authorities and town councils?
  • The blurring lines between professional and personal online
  • How to deal with negative comments on social media
  • Opportunities to save money and harness citizen action


0930 - 1630*

*This is a one day course. Exact timings will be confirmed when you receive your joining instructions.


About the trainer: 

Helen Reynolds is on a mission to get the public sector to go social - making local communities happier by getting organisations to listen, be more approachable and in touch with modern life.

She has won numerous national social media and PR awards including winning the local government category of the recent UK Digital Leaders 2014 awards.


 Delegate Fees:

 SLCC Members:  £145.00 + VAT
 Non-members:  £185.00 + VAT

There is not just value in your investment in attending the training course, but these are also great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals and make new contacts.

Book your next personal development opportunity now!

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Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event and your invoice will be sent 5 days after the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

It is advised you wait until this time before booking your travel arrangements. At a similar time you will also be sent a delegate list and joining instructions detailing the venue, parking, trainer and any other details relevant to the course.

Terms and Conditions of booking


If you have any questions, please contact us through our contact form

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