This summer and autumn we'll be holding a programme of online events looking at how we can implement different parts of our review. We'll have speakers from across the movement sharing their thoughts and experiences alongside breakout sessions for you to share your ideas in smaller groups. Sign up below to attend 👇
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Date: 7/12/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Over the last three months, we've had some really great discussions and our workshops have become a useful forum to share best practice, explore new ideas and encourage people from different local parties and factions to engage with each other. We're keen to keep this kind of dialog going and work towards some concrete goals and establish plans for what we can do together next!
Join us for a workshop where we'll be working in smaller groups to look at how we can take this network and the election review forward! The groups will be organised around the following topics - so sign up to the one you are most interested in contributing to!
Date: 3/8/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
It's clear from the review that Labour has a mountain to climb to win the next election. We face deep problems that have been years in the making. To win Labour must build a long term political strategy which is understood and implemented at every level of our party with clear lines of accountability. What might this political strategy look like? How can we bring all our movement in line with it? How can local parties contribute to its implementation?
Join us for a panel discussion outlining the political strategy proposed by the Labour Together Review, followed by smaller group discussions on how we can work together as a movement to implement it at every level.
Date: 10/8/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Over the last few years our party culture has deteriorated. Toxic meetings, institutional racism and discrimination, harassment and bullying are endemic. Labour must do better. How can we build a better culture? How can our party HQ better interact with CLPs and what’s going on at the grassroots level? How can we be more inclusive and move past some of the problems of the last few years?
Join us for a panel discussion on the cultural changes needed across the party, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how we can work together to start to push this change from the bottom up.
Date: 17/8/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Many of our local parties and activities continue to face inwards rather than outwards as our relationships with communities decline. How can we better use our local structures and the power of our movement to create local parties that are more outward facing? How can we build up our relationships with communities? What does this look like? How can we measure the impact of this work?
Join us for a panel discussion with Broxtowe Labour who have adopted this kind of organising model, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how your local party can start to organise this way.
Date: 24/8/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
If we are going to win, Labour must rebuild its presence across the whole country. How can we rebuild campaigning capacity in many of our lost seats? How can we work together to make better use of our resources? What does good twinning look like? How can future candidates build support in their communities over the long term?
Join us for a panel discussion on how Labour can rebuild capacity in many of our seats, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how local parties can support each other.
Date: 31/8/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Labour’s policies should be connected to the communities we seek to serve. We should be exploring new methods of democratic and deliberative policy making that engage the public. What would this kind of deliberative policy making look like? How do we bring the public into this conversation? Why is this important?
Join us for a panel discussion on how this kind of process can work, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how you might be able to do this on a local level working with local government.
Date: 7/9/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Our review found that we need to do more to make the most of the skills, talents and energies of the wider Labour movement. How can our movement work together to rebuild our support in places we’ve lost? How might new methods like community organising help us to build long term foundations? How can the Trade Union movement help us? How can we modernise our approach to doorstep campaigning?
Join us for a panel discussion on how our movement can work together to achieve these goals, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how this could be achieved at a local level.
Date: 14/9/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
What is campaign innovation and where is it taking place? How can we do more of this as a movement? How can we empower campaigners to try things and measure there success? How can we share best practice about what works and what doesn’t?
Join us for some short presentations on how different candidates have tried out different approaches and how we might be able to measure the impact. We'll be sharing good practice in smaller group discussions around how these lessons can be applied.
Week 8: Supporting our campaigners & candidates (RESCHEDULED)
Date: 26/10/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Our review found that we need to do more to upskill our movement and support our candidates to succeed. It also found that we need to move away from a one-size fits all approach and instead conduct and audit to work out what each seat’s local needs are. How might this audit work? What tools, training and resources would help support local campaigners better? How can we create more usable digital tools and useful central support for our grassroots campaigners? How can we start to create more bespoke
Join us for a panel discussion on how our party can better equip our candidates and campaigners and develop more useful resources, followed by smaller group discussions looking at what these resources might be and how you might conduct a local audit of the needs of different seats.
Date: 28/9/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Our review concluded that our members are our strongest asset. How can we do more to unleash their potential? How can we work better with volunteer communities and utilise member’s valuable skills?
Join us for a panel discussion on members' involvement, it’s limits and potential and how we can make better links with volunteer communities, followed by smaller group discussions looking at what kind of specialist skills Labour could make better use of and how we can provide other ways for people to volunteer.
Date: 5/10/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Our review concluded that our party needs a complete digital transformation. What might this transformation look like? How can we achieve this? What kind of changes in working practices would support this? How can we make Labour tools more usable and what are the advantages to open sourcing them?
Join us for a panel discussion on digital transformation, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how this might be achieved from the bottom up.
Date: 12/10/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
Our review concluded that our party needs a more sophisticated approach to data. What can data tell us and what are its limits? How can it drive institutional learning and change? How can we increase data literacy throughout the party? What would a data ethics policy for Labour look like?
Join us for a panel discussion on the potential and limits of political data, followed by smaller group discussions looking at data ethics and the need for greater data literacy.
Date: 19/10/2020 Time: 19:00 - 21:00 Location: Zoom
In the context of Coronavirus, how can we update our campaigning methods for 2021? How can we think creatively to achieve more in a limited campaigning context? What are the small wins we can make and how might we use 2021 to implement some of our recommendations? What can we do to support local government in these elections? How can we make sure Labour does well?
Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges for Labour in 2021 and post coronavirus campaigning, followed by smaller group discussions looking at how campaigns are progressing for 2021.