With the elections on May 5 just around the corner for both English and Scottish councils, Dave and I’ll will be holding a free webinar to showcase Learning Pool’s relaunched Modern Councillor service. Modern Councillor is the online learning and support destination for councillors, people considering standing for election, or indeed anyone with a passion for local democracy.
The service has been designed with both new and more experienced elected members in mind. A subscription to Modern Councillor provides elected members with full access to a growing course catalogue for a fraction of the cost of classroom based training.
So what’s new and improved with Modern Councillor?
- Brand new e-learning modules
- A unique online community where councillors can connect, share and learn
- Guides and resources on local democracy
- Blogs and stories sections keeping you informed of the latest democracy developments
What modules are included?
Learning Pool have created Modern Councillor with help from experts in local government. This means all 14 of our e-learning modules, from Introduction to Local Government to Technology and Change, reflect the latest challenges and transformations facing councillors today. See the full list of modules.
Who does the community involve?
Alongside a suite of e-learning modules, Modern Councillor will now include an online community bringing together councillors, prospective councillors, co-opted members, local government officers, activists, and residents so that they can connect, share and learn together.
The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST.
With increasing budget cuts and the May elections just around the corner this is going to be an extremely popular event so register now for your free place.