Workshops and presentations we offer for your organisation

Find out how to make the UK Parliament work for you with a workshop or presentation tailored to your organisation's needs. Take advantage of a range of free interactive sessions.

You can learn the basics with an introduction to your UK Parliament or develop your expert campaigner skills. Find out how to influence MPs and members of the House of Lords and discover how select committees work.

These sessions are for all sorts of civic organisations, including housing associations, tenants and resident groups, voluntary or community organisations, faith groups, youth groups, sports groups, co-ops, social enterprises and many more. Whether you are concerned with housing, education, the environment or something else, tell us you want from your session and we’ll ensure we focus on the issues that matter most to you.

If you are part of a group of people that are underrepresented in Parliament, we are particularly keen to support you. For example, we offer sessions specially targeting women and women’s groups, adults with learning disabilities (ALD), young people, black and ethnic minorities. We also provide Welsh language sessions for Welsh speakers. 

Choose from a 2 hour interactive workshop with discussions, debates and quizzes (minimum 15 people) or a 1 hour presentation with Q&A (minimum 20 people).

It is also possible to mix and match the sessions depending upon the requirements of your audience. To find out more, contact your Community Outreach and Engagement Officer.

Topics include:

1. People, Power and Parliament - An Introduction to Your UK Parliament

What is the UK Parliament? What does it do? Why is it important? What’s the difference between the UK Parliament and Government? How can you begin to influence the UK Parliament and get your voice heard? Find out all this and more with this introductory session.

2. Making the Law - How do Laws Actually Get Made?

Discover how laws are made in the House of Commons and the House of Lords and how you and your organisation can influence the law making process.

3. Are You Influential? Get Your Voice Heard in the UK Parliament

Find out how to take action and make an impact on decisions made in the UK Parliament. You will discover the tools your organisation can use to influence debates, decisions and legislation. You will also learn how to build effective relationships with MPs and members of the House of Lords. This session is perfect for those wishing to be heard and make a difference on the issues that matter most.

4. What is a Select Committee and Why Should You Care?

Select committees check and investigate everything from government departments to economic affairs. Find out more about this vital aspect of our democracy and how you can get involved at this in-depth session. You’ll also learn how to share your experiences and expertise with committees, and how to use committees to influence government policy. 

Book your workshop or presentation today!

Start making an impact now by booking one or more sessions today.

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