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Do you want to learn about different organisations’ approaches to influencing government policy? Are you interested in developing your own organisation’s policy influencing strategy? If so, join us for our series of three online expert seminars.
The seminars are suitable for voluntary organisations with an interest in influencing policy - from those who are just starting on their influencing journey, to those that have a lot of experience who might want to pick up something new. They are designed to:
- Give an overview of what policy influencing is
- Hear about other organisations approaches to influencing policy
- Generate ideas about how to incorporate policy influencing into your own work.
The seminars are stand-alone events, delivered as part of the Stronger voice project. As part of the project, we will also be delivering a new training programme running in 2021- 2022 to further support organisations to understand the process of policy influencing, and how to increase influence and policy change.
This seminar will be led by Mark Day. Mark leads Prison Reform Trust (PRT)’s external affairs strategy and, in co-operation with partner organisations, has coordinated successful campaigns across successive government bills and consultations. He has extensive experience of developing strategic influencing plans, writing submissions to Government and Parliamentary consultations, briefings for Parliamentarians and drafting and tabling amendments. He’s received advanced training in lobbying on legislation and making amendments to bills. He has provided written and oral evidence to Parliamentary select committees and regularly represents PRT at external stakeholder meetings with ministers and senior officials. He has extensive experience of representing PRT in the national and local print and broadcast media, including online and social media. He drafts regular articles, briefings, press releases and comments. He is an experienced media spokesperson and has received professional media training. He is a member of the campaign management group of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance and Clerk to the All-Party Parliamentary Penal Affairs Group.
Other seminars in this series:
Influencing policy: Clinks’ approach as a membership organisation
Influencing policy: Unlock’s landmark challenge to the government’s criminal records disclosure regime