CTA Community Building Session

 Registration is closed for this event
CTA Community Building Sessions offer a space for members to network, collaborate, and stay updated on industry trends.

CTA Members Only Event

Community Building Session - March 2024 - Local Campaigning Skills for CT orgs

Join our upcoming Community Building Session, a regular peer-to-peer virtual network event designed for community transport advocates. This session is structured to sharpen your campaigning skills and prepare you for impactful local advocacy in anticipation of the upcoming elections.

Outline of Event:

Campaigning Insights: Learn from fellow members who have led successful local campaigns. This segment offers a platform for sharing experiences, practical advice, and solutions to common challenges in local advocacy.

Contributions from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland:

  • Stephen Elsden, CEO, Compaid
  • Kelvin Cochrane, Chief Executive, Handicabs Lothian
  • Jules Jones, Development Officer, Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership

Hear from Community Transport leaders as they delve into their own campaigning journeys. Discover the crucial role of building positive relationships with political figures through discussions on successful advocacy strategies that benefit from wide-ranging networks. 


Open Discussion and Networking: An informal, interactive session where participants can discuss topics of interest, share insights, and network with peers in a relaxed setting.

This Community Building Session promises not just to be an informative event but also a chance to connect with like-minded individuals passionate about safeguarding community transport. Whether you’re new to local campaigning or looking to enhance your advocacy techniques, this event offers valuable insights and the opportunity to strengthen your network.


About our Community Building Sessions

Running a Community Transport Organisation can be incredibly rewarding, with enormous opportunities to support communities and make an impact. Consequently, CT services can be challenging and somewhat isolated, especially when you need advice, a sounding board or want to chat through an issue or development opportunity.

For this reason, CTA is building on the success of our national advice helpline and the ‘Advice Drop Ins’ introduced during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and relaunching it with a new name, Community Building Sessions. We recognise that our members face unique challenges and that the support of peers who understand those challenges can be incredibly valuable.

Our goal is to make these sessions more engaging, interactive and to foster a sense of community among all of us who are working to improve transport services in our communities.

The sessions run every month, and will create additional opportunities for us all to:

  • Discuss any issues relating to CT in an open and supportive environment.

  • Uncover emerging trends such as decarbonisation, climate actions, funding opportunities or any updates across the sector.

  • Network and build connections with members across regional and national boundaries.

  • Resolve complex or sensitive queries from members through peer-to-peer learning.

  • Gather intelligence and ideas from CTOs about what’s happening in the sector to feed into CTA's policy, influencing and campaign work.

  • Connect with CT Operators across regional/national boundaries.

  • Gather feedback from members on how CTA can better support their cause.

We can't wait to welcome you along to our Community Building Sessions, make sure to update your diaries and register now!

This event is for CTA Members only - Not a CTA Member but want to come along? Join now and ensure you can attend these events in the future. 


20th March 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Virtual - Via Zoom
United Kingdom