The two IWA Professional Training courses (‘Decision Making in Wales’ and ‘Influencing Political Outcomes’) are designed by the IWA and led by Rhea Stevens, the IWA’s Policy, Projects & External Affairs Manager.
Rhea has seven years experience delivering policy change in Wales through influencing campaigns, including securing the legal right for children in care to stay with their foster parents until they are 21, through the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
‘Influencing Political Outcomes’ course aims:
To give learners an understanding of how they can work effectively to influence the Welsh Government and the National Assembly in Wales. This course will equip learners with an advanced understanding of devolution, and help develop the skills to influence policy development and set up successful campaigns within Wales.
By participating in this course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The workings of the National Assembly and Welsh Government at an advanced level
How to effectively influence policy makers within Wales including Assembly Members
How to establish and effectively manage campaigns within Wales and ensure that they have optimal impact.
How to set up, manage and market events and opportunities to promote campaigns to policy makers in Wales.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for those looking to expand their influence within the political sphere in Wales.
This course is preceded by an introductory course “Decision Making in Wales” two weeks before. Previous participants have recommended taking both courses for maximum insight.
Please note IWA members receive advance notice of all IWA events and earlybird prices. You can join the IWA from just £2.50 a month.
“Very good – this section was very well-chosen and demonstrated Welsh politics in a practical way”
“Excellent – I was expecting to gain a basic understanding of the topic, but both the working dynamics and the new direction of devolution were discussed in-depth”
“I assumed it was fact based and quite dry, instead I gained a much greater understanding of political changes”
100% of delegates on the November 2018 Influencing Political Outcomes course rated it ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.