How Parliament Works

Online

This event gives participants a thorough grounding in how Westminster operates, looking at the law-making process and how policy initiatives are scrutinised and challenged. We look at the everyday work of MPs and peers from a practical perspective and look at how ministers, shadows and backbenchers utilise the various parliamentary mechanisms and procedures at their […]

Women in Education

Online

Women represent an overwhelming majority of the education workforce, yet they are significantly underrepresented in senior leadership positions. Across the education sector, from primary and secondary schools to colleges and universities, women are not making senior leadership positions in adequate numbers. Women in Education seeks to provide current and future leaders with the skills needed […]

Ethnic Minorities into Leadership London

Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate, London, United Kingdom

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Ethnic Minorities into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Ethnic Minority Civil Servants. The conference & speakers will examine how  Ethnic Minority individuals, at any grade, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. Drawing […]

Supporting LGBT+ at Work: Pride in Diversity

Online

Two decades into the twenty-first century, LGBT+ identity can still present significant disadvantage in the workplace. Around a quarter of respondents to the National LGBT Survey 2017 reported that they had experienced a negative or mixed reaction from others in the workplace. Research by Stonewall, meanwhile, reveals that over a third of LGBT+ staff have hidden their sexual […]

Women into Leadership Manchester

Hilton Manchester Deansgate 303 Deansgate, Manchester, United Kingdom

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in enhancing leadership opportunities for women. Women into Leadership 2023 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be. This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous […]

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

Online

To influence policy, you need to understand the complexities of the changing UK constitutional set-up, how it all fits together in practice, and what the points of access and influence are.  This course will help delegates understand: The UK constitution and how it functions day to day How policies are introduced and developed How the […]

Women into Leadership Newcastle

Crowne Plaza Newcastle tephenson Quarter, Hawthorn Sq, Forth St, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in enhancing leadership opportunities for women. Women into Leadership 2023 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be. This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous […]

Women in Policing

London

Despite a steady rise in the number of women in policing over the past decade, the number of women in senior leadership ranks remains low. There is certainly some way to go to achieve gender-balanced leadership teams that are truly representative of the populations they serve. Women in Policing seeks to provide current and future […]

Supporting Menopause at Work

Online

With menopausal women as the fastest-growing demographic in the UK workforce, it is imperative that employers and managers are equipped to support their staff through the menopause. Similar to mental health or maternity provisions, supportive frameworks and managers can make a significant difference to staff, increasing productivity and staff loyalty, as well as reducing turnover and absence. Join us for ‘Supporting Menopause at […]

Reading Legislation

Online

This workshop will look in detail at the structure of legislation and what to look out for when reading it. The workshop will also explore how and when to influence legislation. It will be finished by a lobbyist’s view of influencing legislation. Who will benefit from attending? Anyone who needs to read and interpret legislation.  […]

Introduction to Public Affairs

Online

An essential course for those new to public affairs, as well as for anyone working in policy-making or government who needs a greater understanding of how decisions are made. Our course provides an excellent overview of UK political decision-making and how it works. This course is delivered by experienced practitioners to give those new to […]

Public Affairs Strategy Workshop – Developing a Strategy for your Organisation

Online

For public affairs professionals, responding to ongoing events often takes up almost or all of your time. It can be extremely difficult to find the time to plan your organisation or campaign's future work. During the Public Affairs Strategy Workshop, participants will learn the building blocks of a public affairs strategy and have the chance […]

How Policy Works

Online

Developing policy in a rapidly changing environment is not without its challenges. Whether it's finding a suitable evidence base to produce a range of policy options or working out how to manage competing demands from an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders, getting the basics right is more important than ever. Our associate trainer Simon Newman […]

Women into Leadership Liverpool

Liverpool

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in enhancing leadership opportunities for women. Women into Leadership 2023 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be. This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous […]

How Parliament Works

Online

This event gives participants a thorough grounding in how Westminster operates, looking at the law-making process and how policy initiatives are scrutinised and challenged. We look at the everyday work of MPs and peers from a practical perspective and look at how ministers, shadows and backbenchers utilise the various parliamentary mechanisms and procedures at their […]

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Working

Online

This event enables participants to improve outcomes for their organisation as a result of more effective engagement with stakeholders and partners. It focuses on the essential requirements for these relationships, while allowing the space to explore common stakeholder-related challenges. The course takes participants beyond the basic process approach to stakeholder engagement into areas where it […]

Unlocking the Senior Civil Service Online

Online

Entering the Senior Civil Service is difficult due to a variety of factors. The recruitment process is highly competitive, with a large pool of applicants vying for a limited number of positions. Also, the selection criteria are rigorous, focusing on relevant experience and personal qualities such as leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills. Additionally, the civil […]

How Government Works

Online

This interactive one-day course is designed to give participants an overview of how the UK Government works and the role and impact of ministers. It uses current examples to develop insight into the way policies develop from the ideas of campaigners and lobbyists through public consultation to legislation. Who will benefit from attending?  Everyone who […]

Political Awareness and Influencing Workshop

Online

To influence policy, you need to understand the complexities of the changing UK constitutional set-up, how it all fits together in practice, and what the points of access and influence are.  This course will help delegates understand: The UK constitution and how it functions day to day How policies are introduced and developed How the […]

Women into Leadership Cardiff

Cardiff

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in enhancing leadership opportunities for women. Women into Leadership 2023 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be. This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous […]

How to Network Authentically

Online

Does the thought of networking terrify you? Are you unsure how to even get started? Join Jo Henwood for this free online webinar. She’ll be on hand to give you a taster of how to make networking easier, more enjoyable and more productive. Topics discussed include: How to talk about yourself in an authentic way […]

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