Communications & Data Protection (GDPR) Training

With our fellow county associations across the South West we have agreed a series of courses around communications, data protection and social media use. Joining forces to deliver training in this way means:

  • you get the widest possible choice of dates and times
  • it makes the sessions more cost effective to deliver
  • you will hear of other experiences and ideas from outside of Dorset
Courses are booked directly with Breakthrough Communications on their website - details of courses and a link to find out more and make a booking, are shown below. You will get confirmation of your registration so it's clear you have secured your booking.  
Cost for all courses from Breakthrough Communications : £32 per delegate which is invoiced by DAPTC to your council after the course has taken place.

Councillors - please make sure all bookings are made by your Clerk to ensure training expenditure is within budget.
Clerks/officers - DAPTC will offer the option of receiving a CPD certificate, if you require one for the course, when we send our invoice.
Council Communications and Community Engagement Courses
Communicating with your Community Part 1: Creating a Communications Strategy.
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Communicating with your Community Part 2: Engaging with your Community
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How to Recruit and Retain a more Diverse Pool of Local Councillors 
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How Councils can more Effectively Engage with Young People in their Communities 
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Dealing with Local & Regional Media  
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Crisis Communications with Local and Regional Media
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Social Media and Digital Communication Courses 
Social Media for Councils: getting started using Facebook, creating an effective social media strategy & getting the fundamentals right
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Social Media for Councils: advanced strategies & tactics across multiple platforms
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Councillors: social media skills
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Interpersonal Skills Courses 
Dealing with difficult people and conversations
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Councillors: chairing meetings effectively
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information courses 
Data protection for councils Part 1: foundations and theory
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Data protection for councils Part 2: accountability and lawfulness
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Data protection for councils Part 3: dealing with data subject rights and information security
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Freedom of information for councils
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Councillors: data protection training
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