IWA Professional Training: Influencing Political Outcomes


December 1 - 09:30 am


December 2 - 02:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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The two IWA Professional Training courses (Decision Making in Wales and Influencing Political Outcomes) are designed by the IWA.

Please note that this is a two-day course delivered via Zoom. The full agenda and timings for both days is below.

The two IWA Professional Training courses (Decision Making in Wales and Influencing Political Outcomes) are designed by the IWA, and led by Andy Regan, our Policy & External Affairs Manager.

Andy has over ten years experience of decision making and influencing in Wales, both inside and outside public bodies. Before joining the IWA, Andy was an energy policy specialist at Citizens Advice – coordinating the Fuel Poverty Coalition Cymru. He has also worked for Ofgem, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, and the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.

‘Influencing Political Outcomes’ course aims:

To give learners an understanding of how they can work effectively to influence the Welsh Government and the Senedd. 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 Senedd and Welsh Government at an advanced level How to effectively influence policy makers within Wales including Members of the Senedd
  • 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.


Day One – 1st December 2020

09.30 Welcome and introductions

09.45 Influencing a Member of the Senedd

10.45 Break (turn off cameras and mics)

11.00 Influencing the Welsh Government

12.00 Group exercise

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Pre-discussion for First Minister’s Questions

13.30 First Minister’s Questions via Senedd TV

14.00 Discussion about FMQs & summary of the day

14.30 Finish

Day Two – 2nd December 2020

09.30 Welcome back and quick recap from Day One

09.45 Influencing the Senedd

10.45 Break (turn off cameras and mics)

11.00 Q&A with MS TBC

12.00 Break (turn off cameras and mics)

12.15 Planning an effective campaign

13.15 Group exercise

13.45 Summary

14.00 Finish

Additional Information:

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.


IWA membership: 

Please note IWA members receive advance notice of all IWA events and early bird 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’.


For more information on the course contents and other testimonials go to:https://youtu.be/vQ_0Kdh403I