Check out the programme of events and register below:
All online trainings will be 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Why Local Politics Matters (Online)- 8th of February
Discover the heartbeat of change in your community! ‘Why Local Politics Matters’ session shows you how engaging and leading as women at a grassroots level is crucial for your community, for Meath and for Ireland. Explore the pivotal role of local governance, learn effective advocacy strategies, and empower yourself to shape the future of your community. Join us to unlock the power of your Council in creating meaningful, impactful change right where you live.
Maximising Social Media for Local Politicians (Online) – 15th of February
Local election candidates will benefit from this robust social media training to amplify their campaign reach. This course delves into crafting compelling messages within character limits, harnessing visuals to engage audiences, and navigating platform algorithms. It emphasises authenticity, encouraging genuine interactions with constituents and will focus on consistency in posting schedules to build community engagement and foster trust.. It will help in understanding analytics aids to refine strategies, maximising impact.Ultimately, this course will equip candidates with tools to harness the power of social media, vital in modern political campaigns.
Canvassing Strategies and Door-to-Door Dynamics (Online) – 22nd of February
Join us for an immersive training session led by a seasoned campaign expert. Learn the art of grassroots engagement and community outreach in our ‘Canvassing Strategies and Door-to-Door Dynamics’ training. Explore building efficient canvassing strategies and effective communication techniques to harness the power of personal connection, and master the skills required for impactful door-to-door canvassing in local political campaigns.
Saturday 24th In Person (Buvinda House Meath)
Maps, Tally’s, Targets and Votes (In Person 24th February 1:30pm-3:30pm)
Practical instructions for local election candidates on maps, tallies, and voter targeting is the focus of this training session. It encompasses deciphering precinct maps for strategic outreach, understanding demographic data for precise targeting, and employing past tally systems and voting results to help candidates optimise campaign efforts.. Understanding local electoral area-level dynamics helps candidates tailor strategies for maximum impact. Ultimately, this training equips candidates with the precision needed to navigate and engage their local electorate.
Making the Most of your Local Media (In person 24th of February 3:45pm – 5:00pm)
An immersive session tailored to equip you with the tools and tactics necessary to shine in the local spotlight. Discover how to craft compelling messages, ace interviews, and leverage media platforms effectively. Elevate your campaign’s visibility and connect authentically with your community. Don’t miss this opportunity to amplify your voice and leave a lasting impression! This session will be attended by local media professionals including presenters, researchers and producers.
Join us in a series of free webinars on Tuesday evenings, starting on February 6th that covers topics that are directly relevant to your campaign. Learn from Councillors who’ve travelled the path already; find out about fundraising and compliance; tools to help the difficult conversations on the doorsteps; and tips on how to manage your life while managing your campaign!
Register for the free webinars here.
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