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

Our most popular course, ‘an introduction to public affairs’, is the perfect primer for anyone new to working in the sector.  Advanced courses cover topics such as stakeholder mapping, evaluating public affairs, practical political writing, and getting the most from party conferences.   Themed courses look at major political developments, such as Brexit or devolution, and offer insight, knowledge and practical advice for public affairs professionals.

We also provide specialist training for clients who need to prepare for a Select Committee appearance.   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.

Our training clients say:  

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:

  • Message Development
  • Corporate and political strategy
  • Policy and stakeholder mapping
  • Media training

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

Lobbying London’s election

The essential public affairs who, what, where, when and why for next year’s London elections.

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Public speaking masterclass

Covering research, rhetorical techniques, how to win over an audience and how to craft the right speech for the right event.

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An introduction to public affairs – February

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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Futures’ and horizon scanning for public affairs

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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Advanced public affairs: Stakeholder Mapping

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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Politics of planning: London Election special

We take an in depth look at how the politics of planning may change and the political priorities that will govern decision making over the next year.

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Six months until Party Conferences – here’s what you need to do next

This session will ensure your team organises and delivers a successful conference season.

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One Year until BREXIT – your public affairs strategy for the next 12 months

A high-level overview of the Brexit negotiations so far, and advice on what your organisation should be doing over the next 12 months to best prepare for Britain leaving the EU.

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An introduction to public affairs – April

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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Developing and writing a public affairs strategy

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

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HOW TO LOBBY – all day training course – May

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

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Charles Pitt

Charles Pitt

Associate Director


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