IWA Professional Training: Influencing Political Outcomes


Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/institute-of-welsh-affairs-iwa-5331439653

David Morgan Room

Wales Millennium Centre Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

Cardiff, GB, CF10 5AL


We are pleased to announce our second set of IWA Professional training series for 2017.

The two courses are co-designed with the IWA and led by Lisa Turnbull. A senior public affairs professional with over twenty years of experience, Lisa was the lead influencer on the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016. A member of the IWA policy team will also draw in other examples and facilitate discussion.

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 day 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 February 2017 Influencing Political Outcomes course rated it ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.