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

Delivering public affairs in the new parliament

This unique skills-based session is aimed at public affairs professionals at all levels as well as those responsible for supporting public affairs, communications and marketing for clients working with political stakeholders and who need up-to-the-minute intelligence on outcome of the General Election will mean.

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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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Advanced public affairs: making the most of Brexit

This training session will help you to make the most of the public affairs opportunities that flow from Brexit, as well as helping you to plan ahead for a busy year in UK politics.

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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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HOW TO LOBBY – all day training course – July

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

Account 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