This training aims to take a challenging look at how social change organisations can most effectively communicate their policy messages. It covers how to identify the purpose of a policy paper or response, to understand your audience and to bring everything together in a way which maximises your potential impact.
Participants will gain:
- A better understanding of the role of policy papers in influencing and campaigning
- Practical ideas for increasing the impact of your policy papers and responses.
Who is this session for?
This session is aimed at anyone working in social change who writes policy reports, briefings and responses as part of their work, or who would like to.
The content also includes a focus on communicating the messages from policy papers and using them in lobbying work, so it might be of interest to people with responsibility for communications, media, public affairs and campaigns.
About the trainer
Ayaz is a London-based campaigner and policy person who has been working in social change roles for the last eight years in organisations including Mind, Stonewall and the Women and Equalities Select Committee. In that time he's facilitated campaign training for groups including young people looking to tackle unfair school exclusions, advice professionals challenging discrimination in the benefits system, and LGBT rights campaigners in eastern Europe.
As Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales are funding this programme of work, we are asking for the following criteria to be met:
- These are open to any voluntary organisation working in the criminal justice system, though each event has a different capacity of attendee numbers to ensure the training is effective
- Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, subject to eligibility and availability, though Clinks will reserve specific spaces for organisations working with people in contact with the criminal justice system that are led by and focussed on racially minoritised people
- Please only book one ticket per organisation as we expect there to be high demand for these events.
About Stronger voice
The Stronger voice programme is funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, and aims to help the voluntary sector working in criminal justice to develop a unified and influential voice, at both a national and regional level. Through this programme, Clinks is bringing together experts across policy, campaigns and communications for a range of free events, training and coaching opportunities to support organisations of all sizes to feel more confident in influencing policy and campaigning for change.