#NotWestminster Workshop: Upskilling and Equipping Local Councillors

Helen from interests.me is running a Workshop at the #NotWestminster event, as follows:

Some local councillors can be good at meeting people but terrible at social media and other digital communications. I would very much like to give councillors the tools they need to improve communication with their constituents.

What would the ideal tool or toolkit look like for local councillors (who may not have advanced digital skills) to use to communicate with their community? What kind of tools can help councillors reach a diverse local audience, rather than just focusing on one specific channel? What features would these tools need and what options are already out there for local councillors? How can we give councillors the advice and skills they need to use these tools effectively and time-efficiently?

In this workshop we will:

  • Share ideas and good examples of what councillors could be doing to connect with citizens – including the use of email, social media, print media, discussion forums and public meetings.
  • Evaluate these ideas, looking at inclusiveness, audience size and ease of use.
  • Do some “Blue sky” thinking on what could perhaps exist. If we were building one tool for councillors to use, what would it look like?
  • When
    11 Feb 2017 at 12:00am
    Where
    Media Centre
    Huddersfield

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