Recruiting and Retaining a More Diverse Pool of Councillors

Course Description

How can you find and encourage a more diverse pool of people to stand or be co-opted as town or parish councillors? It is increasingly hard to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. 

We explore effective ways councils and councillors can engage people over time, building up their awareness and interest in the work of the council, in order to better promote and demystify the role of a councillor.

This is an interactive course   and offers the opportunity to network with Clerks, Officers and Councillors from Councils across England and Wales to share best practice and ideas. 

Please note  the course is open to all county associations and will therefore have clerks and councillors not from Northamptonshire in attendance. We hope that this will allow for this course to be delivered more often throughout the year.

When booking onto this course, the details that you provide will be used to book you onto a third party website where you will receive a booking confirmation. Your details will only be used for the purposes of sending joining instructions.

Who Should Attend
Councils wanting to know how to encourage more, and diverse, people to stand as a councillor.

Cost  (per delegate)

£42 +VAT Members
£84 +VAT Non Members

Course tutor

Breakthrough Communications

Breakthrough communications is passionate about helping and supporting organisations to communicate more effectively and compliantly. They support parish councils to communicate and engage with their communities, residents and partners. We support them with all aspects of community engagement as well as GDPR and FOI compliance.

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