Working with Government Workshop 2013
09.30 Introductions and outline
10.00 Why bother lobbying and talking to politicians and the civil service?
10.30 How Government works - covering Parliament, local authorities, devolved administrations, Europe and the Civil Service
11.25 Ways to work with politicians - practical exercise
13.15 What makes a good meeting with a politician - practical exercise
15.00 Examples of lobbying in action from the sports world
15.20 Action planning
About the Trainers
Alison Goldsworthy has over a decade of experience in working with Government; first working for Ed Davey MP n Parliament and then for Kirsty Williams AM in the Welsh Assembly. She went on to work for a range of charities campaigning to influence government policy winning a number of awards for her work. An active Liberal Democrat, Alison is deputy chair of their Federal Executive, meaning she was heavily involved in the decision to form the coalition government in 2010 in Westminster.
Alison regularly comments on political issues for the media. She has appeared on BBC News, BBC Radio Four’s PM programme, the Politics Show, ITV News and BBC World Service.
A Business graduate from the University of Bath with a postgrad in Management from the Open University Alison is also a member of the British Council’s future leaders network the Transatlantic Network 2020.
Ruth Polling is the former executive member for Culture Leisure and Sport on Islington Council. As such she was involved in the plans for London 2012 and managed the authority’s relationship with groups as large as Arsenal to small community groups.
Prior to her election, Ruth worked for a Local Authority providing strategic advice to the leadership team. She also worked in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Ruth has a degree from the London School of Economics.
Ruth and Alison are both experienced trainers. They have worked in the UK and abroad specialising in influencing politicians and explaining how politics work. Their previous clients include the Liberal Democrats, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action.
Price: £40+VAT for Sport and Recreation Members
£70+VAT for non-members
4th Floor, Burwood House
14-16 Caxton Street
London, SW1H 0QT
|Sport and Recreation Alliance members||£ 48.00|
|Sport and Recreation Alliance Non-members||£ 84.00|