To establish an understanding of the likely setup of a typical Private Office, learn who does what and what that means for your engagement strategy.
To gain an honest understanding of the role and pressures of being a Special Adviser and particularly of how they work with lobbyists, in order to plan effective engagement with this very specific group of political actors.
To understand what types of information are relevant when lobbying a minister, how to build this into your engagement approach and where to access the information.
To gain an honest understanding of the role and pressures of being a Minister, on what basis they make decisions and what to do/what not to do when lobbying one.
To put into practise advice from the guest speakers, while practising responding effectively in difficult negotiations and when things go wrong.
To gain a basic understanding of the area of ethics when lobbying Ministers, and why these rules are in place. To boost confidence in complying with rules and regulations and seeking further clarification if unsure.
This course involves a session delivered by a former Government Minister