Political Training

Recent changes in Welsh politics and the political process in Wales have produced an increasing need for high level training. Following the referendum in March 2011, the National Assembly can now pass primary legislation in all devolved subject areas. But what do these changes mean for your organisation? And how will you be affected by new policy and legislation?

Positif is the only company in Wales that has prioritised political training as part of our core business. We have designed and delivered training courses for a broad range of organisations in the public, private and third sectors including the Environment Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, Scope, Consumer Focus and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Our training is delivered in one of three ways:

  • Bespoke training specifically tailored to the needs of your individual organisation examining the issues which you want covered. Courses can range from half a day to two full day's training and we can either come to you or you can come to us
  • Open courses offering the opportunity for a number of individuals and organisations to come together to learn about a particular topic. We have run over twenty five such courses in recent years and trained hundreds of individuals
  • Modules for other training events: Our trainers are available to deliver modules for other training providers or as part of skill-raising initiatives at conferences or open days. Training modules have been delivered in Cardiff, London and elsewhere

Public affairs training modules can include:

  • The National Assembly for Wales; roles, responsibilities and political composition
  • Welsh Government: structure, functions and political priorities
  • Legislating for Wales: new powers and the new process
  • Effective campaigning and working with politicians
  • Tailored sessions on specific policy contexts e.g. health, social care, education, business, transport

Our core training team is led by Daran Hill, Wales’ foremost public affairs trainer and a leading expert in the new political and legislative process in Wales. Our other core trainers are Huw Edwards, an independent trainer and consultant specialising in understanding parliament, devolution and public policy; and Gwilym Morris who specialises in community involvement and supporting communication with diverse audiences. They are joined in turn by leading policy or legal experts from leading academic institutions, the business community and the world of politics.

Please contact Susan Bowen, Director of Operations, Training and Events, for more information on our training programme or to add yourself to our training data base.