Course Details:

Skills surgeries

Audience: Anybody – MPs' staffers, comms teams or individuals in charities, NGOs, or businesses

 

How can I get journalists to write about my campaign? How can I make changes to legislation as a bill goes through Parliament? How do I get an issue to become party policy and get it in the manifesto?

 

Whether you have worked in Westminster previously or not, our Skills Surgeries provide 1-on-1 advice sessions.*
 

We offer deep dives on particular areas you want to understand better, or approach differently, including:

  • Media management

  • How to run effective campaigns

  • How to take legislation through Parliament

  • Policy development 

  • Party mechanics

 

…as well as bespoke discussions on anything else you would like to troubleshoot or hear more about.

 

Our cross-party network of expert trainers includes former and current parliamentary advisors, office managers, MPs, caseworkers and journalists, who are perfectly equipped to help you prepare and prioritise. 

 

We know Westminster is a small place, and it can be hard to ask for advice or support. All discussions are confidential, and our trainers are discreet and understanding. All our training covers best practice across political party divides, but we can match you with an expert from your own political party if you wish.

 

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) recognises courses for parliamentary staff that concentrate on parliamentary work as a 'claimable cost.' If you work for an MP, and your advice session is about parliamentary work only (as opposed to political campaigning), then you can claim for this course as part of your MP’s staff training budget.

 

Contact us at info@westminsterskillscentre.com for more information and to book your session.

 

*While Covid-19 social distancing measures are ongoing, sessions can be conducted over Zoom. Meeting details will be sent to the purchaser's email. Sessions will take place from 0800-1800 Mon-Fri, 1000-1700 Saturday and 1200-1700 Sunday. Bookings will be confirmed on a first-come first-served basis. Request for refund made within 24 hours of the scheduled session will be refused. If due to poor internet connection a session over Zoom is unfeasible, a UK phone alternative may be provided.

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