Civic Coaching Programme

NACO supports new civic coaching programme for first citizens and staff.

The National Association of Civic Officers is pleased to announce its support for a coaching programme for new first citizens and Civic Staff.  The programme is led by David McGrath - a former Birmingham City Councillor and veteran member trainer of 20 years

'This programme helps new first citizens cope with some of pressures and challenges of the role which are of course very different from any other elected member role' said David

First citizens can choose from a range of modules and receive 1-1 coaching support in areas such as:

(a) Producing and delivering an acceptance speech

(b) Chairing Council meetings

(c) Choosing and leading civic projects to help the Council to 'make a bigger difference'

(d) Delivering mini speeches at multiple events (producing and delivering a 'Magic minute')

(e) Giving 'brief but brilliant' media interviews

(f) Understanding and avoiding the 'top 10' mayoral minefields in the year ahead to avoid Civic catastrophes

(g) Managing the work, Civic, life balance

(h) Safe and confident use of social media

'The programme is flexible and tailored to the needs of new first citizens but also involve Deputies and Civic staff where key decisions and actions are discussed' said David


Contact David (below) for prices, brochure and availability


David McGrath BA (Hons) Chartered Fellow IPD

Managing Director
Link Support Services (UK) Ltd
Innellan House
Eaves Green Lane
West Midlands

01676 522775
07802 640159