The programme

Discover what our Next Generation programme involves.

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The programme consists of one online and two residential training modules over the course of two days each and aims to:

  • raise awareness of the different styles and approaches to political leadership
  • help you understand your distinctive approach to policy and governance as independents or representing your party
  • enable you to define your ‘vision’ for your council/ward/group
  • increase confidence and awareness of the importance of communication and media skills
  • understand more about your own personal strengths and weaknesses as a community and political leader
  • develop understanding of the practical strategies to policy making and best practice in local groups and councils.

You are also offered a bespoke report on your political and leadership strengths and qualities through a 360° appraisal and one-to-one political mentoring.

Programme dates

  • Module one: Friday 8 October 2021 (Zoom)
  • Module two: Friday 26 – Saturday 27 November 2021 (Radisson Blu, Birmingham)
  • Module three: Friday 21 – Saturday 22 January 2022 (Radisson Blu, Birmingham)

Venue address
Radisson Blu, 12 Holloway Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B1 1BT