IWA Professional Training: Influencing Political Outcomes


February 13


09:00 am - 04:30 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Japan Room

Wales Millennium Centre Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

Cardiff, GB, CF10 5AL


We are pleased to announce our next IWA Professional training series for 2018.

The two courses are designed by the IWA and led by Rhea Stevens. Rhea is 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 the foster parents until they are 21, through the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

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.

Learning outcomes:

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.

Additional Information:

This course is preceded by an introductory course “Decision Making in Wales” the week before. 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.


“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 October 2017 Influencing Political Outcomes course rated it ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.