Connect provides 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.

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 Anne Mirkovic, Account Director, on a.mirkovic@connectpa.co.uk to discuss Connect’s training services.

 

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.”

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

Introduction to Public Affairs (online course) – Sept 2021

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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Stakeholder Mapping (online course) – October 2021

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

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Anne Mirkovic

Anne Mirkovic

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