IWA Professional Training: Decision Making in Wales

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 and 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.


‘Decision Making in Wales’ course aims:

To give learners a good understanding of how Government and politics works in Wales.

The course will provide an overview of the roles of the National Assembly and Welsh Government, and how decisions are made.


Learning outcomes: 

By participating in this course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • The roles of Ministers and AMs
  • How the Assembly and the Cabinet work
  • The differences between the political parties
  • The development of devolution
  • The relationship between Wales, Westminster and the EU
  • How public finance works in Wales


Who is this course for? 

This course is for people who want a good overview of the structures of decision making in Wales, and the forces that influence them.


Additional Information: 

This course will be followed by an advanced lobbying course “Influencing Political Outcomes“. Previous participants have recommended taking both courses for maximum insight.

 
IWA membership:
 
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.


Testimonies

“The course met my expectations and exceeded them! It was much more in depth than than I was expecting, which was really helpful”

“I thought it was excellent – the trainer, was superb!”
 
“There was a wealth of information on offer and the instructor was clearly very knowledgable about the subject”
 
 
100% of delegates on the November 2018 Decision Making in Wales course rated it ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.