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Enhance Your Impact: Policy Engagement Workshops Coming Soon!

Are you eager to make a tangible impact with your research in the realm of public policy? We're excited to announce two upcoming workshops designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to engage effectively with policymakers.


Workshop 1

Introduction to Policy Engagement

Date & Time: 9 May 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Facilitator: Audrey Tan

Location: Zoom

In this session, Audrey will guide you through the fundamentals of academic-policy engagement. You'll gain insights into the policymaking landscape in the UK, empowering you to identify strategic pathways for enhancing the impact of your research. Whether you're a student, postdoctoral researcher, or early career academic, this workshop is your gateway to influencing public policy with confidence.

By the end of the session, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the stages in the policymaking process and key policy professionals.
  • Assess your motivations for engaging with public policy.
  • Prioritize effective routes for policy engagement activities.

For more information on this session and to register, please visit our CPD Training System.

Workshop 2

Building Effective Relationships with Policymakers

Date & Time: 30 May 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Facilitator: Bridget Sealey

Location: iQ East 1.04

Led by Bridget Sealey, this workshop delves deeper into the dynamics of working with policymakers. You'll refine your understanding of policymaker priorities, hone your negotiation and influencing skills, and learn to pitch your research evidence effectively to diverse audiences. Whether you're new to policy engagement or seeking to strengthen existing relationships, this session will empower you to navigate the complexities of academic-policy interactions with confidence.

By the end of the session, you'll:

  • Understand the features of effective relationships with policymakers.
  • Explore the drivers influencing policymaker behavior.
  • Experiment with strategies for pitching research evidence to policymakers.
  • Enhance your skills in influencing and negotiating effectively.

Preparation: To maximize your learning outcomes, we recommend completing the preparatory questions using the following link.

Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to amplify the impact of your research on public policy! While attendance at both workshops is not mandatory, we encourage you to consider the comprehensive learning experience they offer. Register now to secure your spot!

For more information on this session and to register, please visit our CPD Training System.



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