Effective Communications and Engagement

Effective Communications and Engagement

in a Post-Lockdown World

An interactive, fast-paced seminar about how Parish and Town Councils can most effectively engage with their local communities in a post-lockdown context, held in partnership with Breakthrough Communications.

This practical, virtual session will give Clerks and other Officers useful insight into how to strategically improve the Council's communications with local residents across both print, digital and high-visibility media.

We will look at what is working well for other town and parish councils and consider how build up effective two-way conversations with your community, even where staff or financial resources are limited.

This session is open to Council Officers only

Breakthrough Communications are NALC’s National Partners for advice, guidance and services for council communications, as well as for Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom Of Information.

Event date Wed 24 Mar 2021 10:30
Event Ends Wed 24 Mar 2021 12:00
Registered 27
Available places 8
Notes Free to Member Clerks
Speaker Breakthrough Communications
Location Zoom
Event Categories Clerk Training, Clerk's Toolkit

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“Best webinar of the year”

"I recently attended an online session on ‘Effective Comms and Engagement in a Post-Lockdown World’ and it was by far the best webinar I have been to all year! It was interesting, well-paced, with useful and practical information to take away and act on. As a result myself and colleagues will be reviewing and improving our Town Council communications - better equipped with the tools to do so!”
Emma Scott, Community Development Officer
Dorchester Town Council

10.15 am

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.
The session will start at 10.30 am and finish at 12.00 pm


1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


Free to Member Clerks

Open only to Member Clerks and Officers only

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.

Daniel Purchese

Breakthrough Communications

Daniel Purchese is Co-Director of Breakthrough Communications, who are NALC's national partner for communications and data protection. He has more than two decades' professional experience in communications and engagement, as well as designing and implementing large-scale training programmes. Like many of the Breakthrough Communications team, Daniel is also a serving Councillor, and understands the unique challenges and opportunities that local councils face.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils