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Social Media Part 1 - getting started - delivered by Breakthrough Communications

Social media provides councils with an opportunity to significantly enhance their communications.  Discover how to get started on social media and how to get the fundamentals right.  In this session we explore how to create a social media strategy/how to get the most out of Facebook in particular, and how to make use of time-saving tools and techniques to save the council's time and effort.
 

2024

18th June 9.30 am - 11.30 am

12th July 9.30 am - 11.30 am

8th August 9.30 am - 11.30 am

9th September 9.30 am - 11.30 am

£35 per delegate plus VAT

This is a national event, hosted by Breakthrough Communications. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Breakthrough Communications and invoice. Breakthrough Communications will confirm booking direct.   

Social Media Part 2 - advanced strategies - delivered by Breakthrough Communications

Many councils look to use a range of social media platforms in order to increase their digital reach into the community.  In this session we explore how to get the from each of the key social media platforms and how to ensure your social media content is delivering on your council's communication objectives.  We also introduce social media advertising and how this can benefit councils.


2024

25th June 9.30 am - 11.30 am

19th July 9.30 am - 11.30 am


£35 per delegate plus VAT

This is a national event, hosted by Breakthrough Communications. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Breakthrough Communications and invoice. Breakthrough Communications will confirm booking direct.   

CANVA Part 1 - getting started - delivered by Breakthrough Communications

CANVA is a free graphic design app that provides you with tools to make social media posts, videos, cards, flyers and more.  

This training session is designed to help councils get started with Canva and to get to grips with its essential features.  Participants will discover how councils can use Canva to create content for a variety of community engagement purposes, including printed materials as well as for websites and social media.  We will work through how to create new designs and how to make use of templates, how to add text and images and customise designs.

2024

19th March 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

12th April 9.30 am - 11.30 am

9th May 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

£35 per delegate plus VAT

This is a national event, hosted by Breakthrough Communications. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Breakthrough Communications and invoice. Breakthrough Communications will confirm booking direct.   

CANVA Part 2 - advanced - delivered by Breakthrough Communications

This training session is designed for councils who already have experience with Canva and want to learn its more advanced features and techniques. Participants will learn how to use advanced tools to create complex designs and layouts as well as how to set up your council's brand. We will also explore how to integrate Canva with your social media, how to make use of its scheduling features and using Canva to create and edit video content.  

2024
 21st March 9.30 am - 11.30 am
24th April 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
16th May 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm 

£35 per delegate plus VAT

  This is a national event, hosted by Breakthrough Communications. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Breakthrough Communications and invoice. Breakthrough Communications will confirm booking direct. 

Mailchimp email marketing - delivered by Ducks-in-a-Row

Learn how to set up Mailchimp and create engaging templates to send parishioners e-newsletters.  In this informative and engaging training session, clerks will delve into the world of Mailchimp, learning the basics of setting up this powerful email marketing platform. The primary focus of the session is to empower attendees with the skills and knowledge required to create captivating e-newsletter templates that will effectively engage parishioners.

With the importance of digital communication in today's world, this training provides an invaluable opportunity for parish councils to enhance their outreach efforts. You will gain hands-on experience in getting started with Mailchimp, as well as mastering the art of crafting visually appealing and informative email templates. By the end of the session, attendees will be well-equipped to create their first email campaign using Mailchimp, fostering stronger connections with their communities through well-crafted e-newsletters. 

This training is carried out using the FREE version of Mailchimp. 

2024
13th June at 10 am to 11 am
11th July at 10 am to 11 am
10th October at 10 am to 11 am

£35 per delegate plus VAT

  This is a national event, hosted by Ducks-in-a-Row. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Ducks-in-a-Row and invoice.

Social Media Skills for Parish and Town Councillors- delivered by Breakthrough Communications

Social media provides councillors an opportunity to engage and communicate with their residents. Building up two-way conversations through the power of digital platforms has never been easier, but it can be tricky to get started and to know where to focus your time and effort. We walk you through the essentials ways to get the most out of key social media platforms as a local councillor, what issues to be mindful of, and we provide top tips to engage with your residents.   

2024

26th June 6.30 - 8.30 pm

16th July 6.30 - 8.30 pm

£35 per delegate plus VAT

This is a national event, hosted by Breakthrough Communications. 

Click here to book your place through the SALC member portal

SALC will administer your booking with Breakthrough Communications and invoice. Breakthrough Communications will confirm booking direct.