Dates: Mon 29
September; Mon 27

October; Fri 24
Dates / Timings: 09:30 registration &
coffee, 10:00 course starts, 16:30 course
finishes. Lunch and coffee provided.
Aim: To offer delegates a practical guide
1. How to access and influence your
MP, MEP & councillors;
2. Various ways of getting your case
or issue aired by decision-makers.
Who should attend? Those who want to
better understand how parliament works
so that you can use MPs, Peers, Councillors and MEPs to raise issues you care about.
Content: This training will cover -
 Understanding how Parliament works – and how decision-makers can raise
issues on your behalf
 How you can interact with the parliamentary process
 The role of Whitehall and the machinery of government
 Navigating through party rivalries
 Understanding local councils / councillors and Euro MEPs
Outcomes: By the end of the session participants will leave with –
 Knowledge of the parliamentary system and the various ways MPs can raise
your issues and concerns
 Knowledge of the European Parliament and local authorities and how to
lobby MEPs and councillors
 Understand the legislative process
 How to influence civil servants and special advisors
 Understand how lobbying can benefit your organisation
 Understand the role media relations and public affairs can play in campaigns
 Pin-point different lobbying approaches
Methodology: The session will offer a blend of individual reflection; group exercises;
creative and engaging computer-based exercises; presentation; role-plays.
Fees: Charities 0-9 employees £70, Charities 10-19 employees £200, Charities 20+
employees £240, SMEs & CICs £240, Companies £370, V4CE members £60. All prices
excl. VAT.
10% discount for new* V4CE members (* - less than three months membership)

For more information contact: Lester Holloway on lester@voice4change-
england.co.uk or call (020) 7697 4246