Connect provide CPD accredited public affairs training in all aspects of political communications and engagement, helping participants to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills.

Our most popular services are:

  • An introduction to public affairs: is the perfect primer for anyone new to working in the sector.
  • Stakeholder Mapping: this course will help you to identify and priorities your key political stakeholders, including politicians, journalists, influencers, thinkers, activists and members of the public.
  • Specialist Select Committee training: Our training team includes experienced former witnesses and former parliamentarians who guide you through what to expect and how to give evidence in a constructive and engaging way that enhances your reputation.
  • Bespoke inhouse training: for inhouse communications and public affairs teams – from preparing for select committees to writing political engagement strategies.

What our clients say about our public affairs training services:

The expertise of facilitators was invaluable.

“The best course 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:

  • Planning for party conference – events and contact programmes
  • Select committee preparation (this has been a particularly popular service)
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Developing your public affairs strategy
  • How Parliament really works
  • The legislative process and how you can influence it
  • Engaging with and/or running an All-Party Parliamentary Group
  • Speechwriting
  • Futures techniques for public affairs

Please contact Rob Dale, Account Director, on r.dale@connectpa.co.uk to discuss Connect’s training services, and you can find out about our other training courses here.

Talk to us about:

  • Our boardroom training timetable
  • Bespoke training for inhouse teams
  • Select committee preparation (this has been a particularly popular service)
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Developing your public affairs strategy
  • Planning for party conference – events and contact programmes
  • How Parliament really works
  • The legislative process and how you can influence it
  • Engaging with and/or running an All-Party Parliamentary Group
  • Speechwriting
  • Futures techniques for public affairs

Upcoming Events

Futures’ and horizon scanning for public affairs (October)

Learn key futures techniques and how to apply them as a public affairs professional to help with your horizon and strategic planning.

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HOW TO LOBBY – all day training course (October)

Four courses in one day – the fasted way to master public affairs ahead of the new parliamentary session.

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Advanced public affairs: Stakeholder Mapping (October)

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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Developing and writing a public affairs strategy (November)

Learn how to write a compelling public affairs strategy for any problem or challenge your organisation faces.

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An introduction to public affairs (November)

An essential course for those new to public affairs, as well as for anyone working in policy-making or government who needs a greater understanding of how decisions are made.

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HOW TO LOBBY – all day training course (December)

Four courses in one day – the fasted way to master public affairs ahead of the new parliamentary session.

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Rob Dale

Rob Dale

Account Director

Accreditation

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