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Council Hive Events and Masterclasses

As part of our Council Hive service, throughout the year we run half-day masterclasses, lunchtime webinars and in-person events for local councils. These sessions are free or discounted for Council Hive member councils, and non-members are also welcome to attend.

Forthcoming Council Hive Events

Half Day Masterclass:
Dealing with SAR and FOI Requests

Master the Art of Handling SAR and FOI Requests for Parish and Town Councils

Are you a parish or town council Clerk or Officer looking to enhance your skills in managing Subject Access Requests (SAR) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests? Join us for an immersive Half Day Masterclass on Zoom, specifically tailored to equip you with the expertise needed to navigate these crucial aspects of information governance in your council.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£97+vat - Non-Member Councils

Friday 11th July 2024, 10am-1pm

Lunchtime Webinar: Civility and Respect in Action: Best Practice Council Communication Culture

This is a unique opportunity to engage in a roundtable discussion about promoting civility and respect through council communications, particularly on social media.
 

This roundtable will explore practical approaches for creating respectful public discourse. We'll look at how councils have pre-empted negative engagement, both online and offline, and what they've done if things go wrong.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£47+vat - Non-Member Councils

Thursday 18th July 2024, 12pm - 1.30pm

Lunchtime Webinar: Crisis Communication in Action – Lessons from the Front Line

This is a unique opportunity to join a panel of seasoned council crisis management experts as they discuss how effective communication has shaped public response in different council crisis situations.


This roundtable will explore a range perspectives and experience on maintaining community trust and resilience during crises, including crises impacting a council's reputation.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£47+vat - Non-Member Councils

Thursday 25th July 2024, 12pm - 1.30pm

Lunchtime Webinar: Council Social Media -
Positive Impact and Negative Engagement

This interactive lunchtime webinar examines how councils can use social media to enhance community engagement and transparency while addressing challenges like online harassment and misinformation.

 

It offers strategies for positive interactions and managing negative engagement to maintain a constructive online presence.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£47+vat - Non-Member Councils

Tuesday 17th September, 12pm - 1.30pm

Registration Open Soon

Lunchtime Webinar: An introduction to AI and Council Communications

The "Introduction to Generative AI" webinar provides an overview of generative artificial intelligence, explaining its core concepts, applications, and potential impact across various industries.

 

Participants will learn about the technology behind generative AI, explore real-world examples, and discover how it can be used for creative content generation, problem-solving, and innovation.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£47+vat - Non-Member Councils

Thursday 3rd October, 12pm - 1.30pm

Registration Open Soon

Half Day Masterclass: Data Protection at Civic Events: Photography, Videos and More

The "Data Protection at Civic Events: Photography, Videos and More" webinar addresses the crucial aspects of safeguarding personal data during public gatherings.

 

It covers the legal and ethical considerations for capturing and sharing photos and videos, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. Participants will learn best practices for managing consent, secure data storage, and responsible media dissemination to protect privacy while documenting civic events.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£97+vat - Non-Member Councils

Friday 11th October, 10am to 1pm

Registration Open Soon

Half Day Masterclass: ‌TikTok and Parish Councils - Best Practice and Getting Started

The "TikTok and Parish Councils - Best Practice and Getting Started" webinar guides parish councils on effectively using TikTok for community engagement.

 

It covers the basics of setting up an account, creating engaging content, and implementing best practices to reach and connect with a broader audience. Participants will learn how to leverage TikTok's unique features to enhance communication and community involvement.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£97+vat - Non-Member Councils

Thursday 14th November, 10am to 1pm

Registration Open Soon

Half Day Masterclass: ‌‌Building Personal Confidence and Assertiveness for our Council Role

The "Building Personal Confidence and Assertiveness" webinar focuses on empowering individuals to enhance their self-confidence and assertiveness in both personal and professional settings, especially in our council.

 

Participants will explore practical techniques and strategies to boost self-esteem, communicate more effectively, and assert their needs and boundaries confidently.

 

The session aims to provide actionable insights to help attendees build a stronger, more positive self-image and navigate interactions with greater assurance and clarity.

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Price per delegate:
Free - Council Hive Member Councils

£97+vat - Non-Member Councils

Thursday 5th December, 10am to 1pm

Registration Open Soon
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