UK politics is changing.

Connect training helps you and your team get in tune with the new political landscape and know what it really means.  Our commitment is to increase your personal effectiveness and professionalism.  Connect Training is CIPD accredited, refreshing and different from other training sessions.  We give you first hand intelligence, the practical skills and the confidence to help you deliver great results and outcomes.  To keep ahead of the rest make sure you sign up to Connect’s excellent training.

Our consultants and courses are probably the best available. That’s certainly what our training clients say:  

The expertise of facilitators was invaluable.

One of the best courses I have ever been on.

This was pretty much the most interesting and informative course I have been on.”

Apart from our boardroom training we also tailor and deliver bespoke training sessions for clients which can be delivered in house for a number of staff such as:

  • Message Development
  • Corporate and political strategy
  • Policy and stakeholder mapping
  • Select committee preparation and media engagement.

Whatever your training needs talk to us, contact Charles Pitt at

talk to us about:

  • Our boardroom training timetable
  • Bespoke stakeholder mapping workshops
  • Select Committee training
  • Senior level facilitation
  • Communications and media training

Upcoming Events

Getting the most from party conferences

Connect is the leading provider of public affairs at party conferences. We can help you plan your party conference programme to ensure you get the most from the conferences for your organisation.

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An introduction to public affairs – June 2016

Our popular course provides an excellent overview of UK political decision-making and how it works. This course is delivered by experienced practitioners to give those new to the sector an introduction to the key elements of public affairs.

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Stakeholder Mapping – June 2016

This session will help you to identify and prioritise your political stakeholders and help to build your skills and understanding of stakeholder mapping and engagement.

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Advanced Public Affairs: POST REFERENDUM SPECIAL

The EU referendum on 23 June will be the major political moment of the year. Whatever the outcome, it will have far reaching consequences for all political parties and for the shape of future political engagement.

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Practical political writing – July 2016

Writing is a key public affairs skill – whether it’s writing to a Minister, submitting evidence to a Select Committee or preparing a response to a consultation if you work in public affairs you need to master the written word. This new course explores different styles of writing from a punchy tweet to an extended piece of writing.

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English Devolution and the Northern Powerhouse. What does it really mean for you – July 2016

Now is the time to find out what the Northern Powerhouse and English Devolution really means for you and to get to grips with the detail of the political and policy implications of this Government priority. Our Connect trainers will help you to prepare for and understand the devolution agenda and explain how it is likely to impact on business, growth, investment, infrastructure and service delivery.

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Charles Pitt

Charles Pitt

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CPD Certified

"The training package on public affairs was very well received and all those who attended went away with new learning – you could not ask for more."

Martin Speller CBE FCMI, Principal Consultant, BT Global Services