Autumn Conference training programme

Conference training this Autumn will include four Field Organiser led sessions covering everything you need to know ahead of next year's local elections in May – whether that’s targetting to win, messaging, literature or what to say on the doorstep. Plus three staff-led sessions aimed at helping local parties to fundraise, communicate effectively and to use the new members' website.

Friday 14.45-16.00
Introducing the New Members' Website
Lee Davies, Green Party Digital Manager
How to get the most out of this resource and all the latest information on GDPR. 

Friday 18.30-19.45
Effective Local Communications 
Kim Manning-Cooper, Green Party Head of Communications 
A fun training session which will look at drafting press releases and pitching to media, managing your social media accounts, how to draft a perfect tweet, how to start a trending hashtag and avoid trending on social media for the wrong reasons, how to take a great selfie and how to boost local coverage. Everything you need to know about effective communications in one training session!

Saturday 09.00-10.15
Fundraising to Win 
Toby Bourke, Green Party Fundraising Manager
Using the latest techniques and best practice in fundraising to support your winning election campaigns. 

Saturday 13.15  and Sunday 09.00
Target To Win, How we win elections, and why we do it 
An opportunity to recap our Target To Win strategy and to hear from those who have used it to win. Learn from our most successful campaigns across GPEW. To include a mixed media presentation combining video and live presenting with a case study and brief panel Q&A.
Our latest TTW manual will be available for purchase (Cash or Card) during the session.

Saturday 14.45 and Sunday 13.00
Canvassing masterclass
Combining presentation and role play to learn the best techniques for getting that all important voter ID - best practice packs will be available to take to take back to your local party allowing you to pass on your learning.

Saturday 18.30 and Sunday 13.00
Green Party in a box - building capacity from scratch
What are your priorities when you’re just starting out? How can you quickly become an effective local party?
Combining panel Q&A, and workshop activities where you can create an action plan to get your local party up and running, this session will include 60 second surveys, community engagement through top local issues, and asking your community to get involved.

Saturday 18.30 and Sunday 13.00
Literature and messaging - from newsletters to leaflets
In this session you will learn how to create effective winning messages from the best. A wide array of examples will be available at the session, and through workshop exercises you’ll learn how to create effective, winning messages using our latest templates and experiences from the front line.


You can also visit our Elections Surgery stall to chat to our election experts for bespoke advice on your election campaign. Feel free to bring along your campaign plan, literature and anything else you’d like to discuss. Book an advice slot online (link to follow) or drop by over the weekend.