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Social Media: opportunity and danger zones - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy

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Social Media: opportunity and danger zones - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
Title:
Social Media: opportunity and danger zones - Bethan Evans Governance Training and Consultancy
When:
On demand
Where:
In-house
Categories:
Governance, Management

Description

Purpose of the Module

  • To consider the opportunities offered to members by social media.
  • To reflect on danger zones.
  • To identify best practice and practical tips.

Perfect for

  • All members, particularly newly elected
  • Members who are not confident using social media
  • Members who want to expand their use of different methods of communication

Module Content

  • What is social media and why does it matter
  • The use of social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs etc.
  • Jargon and myths
  • The line between public and private lives
  • The line between council business and party-political activity
  • The risks and danger zones including
  • Defamation
  • Breach of privacy
  • Code of conduct complaint
  • Information Commissioner action
  • Criminal offences
  • Civil action
  • Particular issues at election time
  • What is party political publicity
  • Available guidance and best practice

Skills Framework

Addresses the following skills

  • Communication skills
  • Local Leadership
  • Partnership working

Outcomes

That councillors feel confident in using social media, know the danger areas to avoid/reflect on, and know where to find guidance/best practice.

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Venue

Location:
In-house
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