Upskill yourself and your organisation by attending, The Policy Playbook: Tips to getting your voice heard, on Wednesday 30 June.

The Alliance invites MPs, councillors, expert lobbyists and friends of the sector to share best practice and offer tips on how you can make sure your organisation is well prepared to face the ever-changing policy landscape. By attending the event, you will: 

  • Learn more about the role of government, local councils and parliament in the sports sector and how you can engage with stakeholders as your sport/activity returns to play
  • Pick up useful lobbying tips and advice
  • Learn how to build relationships with political figures
  • Network with sector colleagues through our specialist networking platform on behalf of Gateley Legal

The day will be split into a total of 3 keynote sessions and will include an optional networking time of up to 1 hour 30 with sector colleagues thanks to our legal partner, Gateley Legal. 

This event is open to anyone who has an interest in politics, policy and sport. You do not need to work in this area or have a background in sport politics to get the most out of the event.

 

Session

 

Speakers

Outcomes

Session 1 

 

10:00 - 11:00

 

Whitehall and Westminsterthe differences and how to engage effectively  

 

Ben Bradley, MP & APPG for Sport

 

Christina Rees, MP & Former International Squash Player

 

Lord Moynihan, Former MP & Olympian

.Learn the differences between Whitehall and Westminster (government and parliament) 

 

·How to engage with your local MP 

 

·Cross departmental working. Is DCMS always the answer? 

 

·Where and when to try and influence 

Networking

11:00 – 11:30

 

Grab your seat at the networking table and connect with Alliance staff, speakers and sector colleagues

Session 2 

 

11:30 – 12:30 

 

Unlocking support and delivery at grassroots level from local government. 

 

Ian Leete, Local Government Association, Senior Advisor for Culture, Tourism and Sport

 

Ben Williams, Sport England, Strategic Lead – Local Relations

 

Nigel Harrison - Chief Executive, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

·Why it is important to stay in contact with your local authority / council

 

·What you can access from your local authority    

 

·Learn how local authorities deliver sport  

 

·How to work with local government to tackle inactivity and inequalities

Networking

13:30 – 14:00

 

Grab your seat at the networking table and connect with Alliance staff, speakers and sector colleagues

 

Session 3 

 

14:00 - 15:00 

 

Learn how to effectively lobby and effect change 

 

Simon McGrath - Camping and Caravanning Club, Head of Communications and External Relations

 

Hannah Murphy - ECB, Head of Public Policy

 

Speaker announcement coming soon

·Now you know the political landscape learn how to effectively lobby and effect change 

 

·Don’t misplace your lobbying. Who and when to contact.

 

·Learn and hear about successful campaign techniques 

 

 

 

Networking

15:00 – 15:30

 

Grab your seat at the networking table and connect with Alliance staff, speakers and sector colleagues