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Training for New Mayors and Deputies

We are collaborating with our Colleagues at the Shropshire Association to provide a joint event for Mayors and Deputies

This 2 hour – lively and interactive session will help to equip you with some of the key
knowledge and skills that you will need to ‘survive and thrive’ as first citizen or
deputy. The session covers:

  • Potholes and pitfalls: the key things to avoid, manage and prevent during your
    mayoral year. How to beneficially build the reputation of the civic office and council
  • The Magic Minute: How to prepare short speeches for multiple occasions – ‘right first
    time, on time, every time’ – even when you are told that you don’t need to speak at an
  •  The virtual Mayor: tips on attending – and speaking at – virtual Civic Events
  • Media and social media – helpful hints when the media calls – or if you want to use
    the virtual world as a communication tool
  • Stresses and strains – how to stay healthy throughout your term of office and
    prepare for your life after the mayoralty

Your trainer has spent many years supporting Mayors and Chairs of Council and regularly
provides 1-1 coaching support in a range of areas including ‘chairing full council’. Link
Support Services is endorsed by the National Association of Civic Officers to provide this

Trainer: David McGrath BA (Hons) Chartered Fellow IPD
Managing Director, Link Support Services (UK) Ltd

To book: Please use the Mayor and Deputies booking form


Jun 03 2021


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


£60 (£120 non-affiliated)
Zoom Room


Zoom Room