SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING for local government

Learn how Facebook, Twitter and other networks can help –  and hinder – your work.

How can you use Facebook to help achieve your organisational, political and even personal aims and objectives? Should you Tweet as a council or councillor or is the risk of ridicule too great? Does blogging actually work and, if so, how should you go about it? Should you start a YouTube channel? And isn't LinkedIn just a place for job seekers? If you've been grappling with these sorts of questions then this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to:

  • Set up (if you haven’t already), optimise and use social media accounts in line with best practice for elected members and/or officers.
  • Establish your target audiences including those you need to listen to as well as those you need to talk to.
  • Understand the three main sources of content – created, curated and shared.
  • Create multi-media posts that get noticed and work.
  • Assess the impact of your work through proper monitoring.
  • Understand and avoid the pitfalls.


This workshop will focus on using social media. We offer separate sessions on broadcast and print media interview techniques.

This workshop is being run by Richard Uridge. Reads his blog posts at (work-related) and (cycling-related) See our Facebook page. Follow Richard on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn to see what he's up to.

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Price From £999 per day (or per hour)*

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"An excellent course that was very well presented by a trainer who was clearly experienced in his field and put his message across in a relaxed and good humoured manner. Thank you."
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