27. February 2019 - 9:00 till 16:30
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Policy and Public Affairs: An introductory toolkit 2019 | Hamilton House - Meeting Rooms | Wednesday, 27. February 2019

Welcome to Policy and Public Affairs: An introductory toolkit, covering everything* you've ever wanted to know about PPA but didn't know who to ask. With a mixture of presentations and workshop-style activities, this event presents a great opportunity to explore the world of policy and meet others who want to do the same. 
*Well, almost everything, we only have a one-day workshop but we'll cover as much as we can!
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at those new to, or simply confused by, the world of policy & public affairs. It's for those who are new to a role in policy & public affairs in the medical research sector, or those whose role involves a lot of interaction with policy teams but who aren't really sure what the policy team does.
What will you get out of attending the workshop?
A broad and clear introductory level understanding of how policy & public affairs works in the medical research sector. And perhaps more importantly you'll get to meet with a group of people in similar roles who might become your support network for help and collaborations in the future.
What's on the agenda?
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.20 Welcome & Ice breaker
Opportunity to share what we want to learn from the day
Session 1: What is Policy?
09:30 Facilitated group session
09:45 Panel discussion: How to do policy development
 A panel discussion to explore how different organisations approach policy development.
10:30 Refreshment break
Session 2: Who to influence
10:45 Who's who: The key to research and health stakeholders
MPs, Ministers, Peers, civil servants… who’s hot and who’s not in influencing the research and health policy landscape. 
11:30 Stakeholder mapping and enggement srategies
Techniques to determine and prioritise key stakeholders. 
12:00 Over to you: stakeholder mapping exercise
12:30 Lunch
Session 3: How to Influence
13:30 Parliamentary committees: what you need to know
 What’s their role? How do they influence? What makes the perfect inquiry response? 
14:00 Engaging with MPs and Peers
What are the key tips and tricks? What’s the deal with PQs
14:30 Elevator pitches: group activity
15:00 Refreshment break
15:15 Session 4: Engaging with Civil Servants
Is ‘Yes, Minister’ really true? How can you work effectively together?  
15:35 Session 5: Party Conferences, how to get more out of Conference season than just freebies
15:55 Buidling coalitions: How to influence by working collaboratively
16:10 Round Off
16:20 close
Congratulations you’re now a policy wonk!
Cancellation policy
There are no refunds for this event, but if you find that you cannot attend after purchasing your ticket, you are more than welcome to send someone else from your organisation in your place if you let us know in advance.