Prepare to be Mayor

Prepare to be Mayor


Because you can inspire your community



Are you nervous at the prospect of becoming a Mayor, Lord Mayor, Provost or Council Chair?


Do you feel that you are not being properly supported?


Do you feel overwhelmed with all the things that you must do?


Are you unsure how you’re going to get it all done?


I was.


Before I became mayor of my home town I spent a lot of time trying to work out everything I needed to think about, learn about and get done.


I failed to make it all happen.


It wasn’t that I didn’t put in the work. It was simply that I didn’t know what I needed to consider. I didn’t know all the skills that I needed to hone. I didn’t know everything that I needed to prepare.


If I had known, I could have achieved so much more.


Since I left office I’ve spent my time developing a system to help people make the most of their time in office. I want to share this with you.


I want to give you the help I never got.


When you graduate from the programme you’ll be ready to inspire your community. You’ll be ready to take on the challenge. You’ll be raring to go.


The only online training for civic dignitaries


Prepare to be Mayor is comprehensive online training programme for people who aspire to become First Citizen. It covers everything you need to know about understanding yourself and your role, developing your vision, recruiting your team, gaining support from your council and planning your year.


The basis of the programme is short, watchable yet detailed videos which take you through each area you need to consider. These are supported by a workbook that has exercises to help you really figure out what you need to do. You can learn in your own place, at your own pace.


Do you want more support?


The information in the course is great, it will help you become a great mayor. But support is more important than information. That is why I offer:


Prepare to be Mayor: The full support programme 


The backbone is the course itself, but this programme will look after you as you progress through it.


I’ll get in touch before you start the course and we’ll work out a timetable that is right for you. Then I’ll help you stick to that plan. You’ll get one-to-one support calls as you finish each section of the course. That will help you really get to grips with the issues that are raised. It’ll also answers any questions you might have.

When I found out I was going to be mayor the first person I called was Duncan.

Duncan’s system really helped me prepare for office. It gave me the confidence to aim towards some big goals. But more than that it gave me the confidence to stay true to myself and do what I know was right.

He put me at ease but he also helped me be the best mayor I could be.


Sam Bowring, former Mayor of Abingdon on Thames

How much does it cost?


You can get unlimited access to the full course for the price of just £125.


Sign up here.


Or join the full support programme, with six one-to-one support calls, unlimited email support and unlimited access to the course for just £595.


Sign up here.


30-day money back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, I will refund the full price of the course.

NO questions asked.

NO quibbles.

NO mucking you around.

Why not watch the first lesson?  


If you are still not sure have a look at the introduction to the course.

Duncan was a great mayor. He excelled at communicating with people because he’s warm and down to earth. He achieved a great deal while in office yet he has achieved even more since he stepped down.


Duncan has an extensive knowledge of what mayors and council chairs are doing across the nation. He brings this understanding to bear when helping people with the issues they face and with reaching their full potential.


Julie Mayhew Archer, former Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council


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Make an investment in yourself, an investment in your community.


Still not sure? Book your no obligation call here


Let’s look at what Prepare to be Mayor covers


This video explains the outline of the course.

Take a look at the complete course here.

10 things you’ll learn from this course


There are so many things that you’ll gain from this course but here are a few of the highlights.


  • Develop a personalised vision to guide you through your time in office
  • Follow a system to prepare yourself for office
  • Find out how to be an inspiration to the people you meet
  • Develop a plan to help you make the most of what you’ve got
  • Make the most of your time by only doing the things that will have an impact.
  • Learn from the experiences of successful dignitaries
  • Complete exercises to help you understand what you can achieve
  • Learn how to stand out by being true to yourself
  • Find out how to get the support you need
  • Learn how to get the skills you’ll need


This is your chance to help us hone and refine your ability to engage and inspire your community.

Duncan really is the genuine article as far as committed citizenry goes and was a Mayor-to-Remember – I swear he didn’t miss a single event in the town that year


He was always entertaining and unusual in his approach to the role.


Heather Brown, Community Service Office, Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council.

Where do I sign up?


You can book your place on Prepare to be Mayor here.


If you’d like to book a call to discuss how the course can help you drop me a line at or book your call here.


30-day money back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, I will refund the full price of the course.

NO questions asked.

NO quibbles.

NO mucking you around.

Duncan Bhaskaran BrownPrepare to be Mayor