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How to influence policymakers- Policy|Training Event

How to influence policymakers
14:00 - 16:00
4 March 2020
University of Southampton Highfield campus, Building 100/3023

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Event details

Public Policy|Southampton is pleased to introduce it's second series of policy focused training sessions for 2019/20 designed to support researchers at the University of Southampton and increase the impact of current research. The aim of this new training course is gain tips and practical knowledge on how researchers can contribute effectively to policy making. By the end of the course, delegates will: • Understand the basic policy making process and see it through the eyes of a policy maker • Understand the tasks of typical policy makers and the pressures they face • Know how researchers can get involved in policy, including methods and tactics to do so effectively

Speaker information

Dr Helen Goulding,of Quercus Training is an alumnus of the University of Southampton and has been providing professional skills training to researchers for 16 years. Her career includes many years of policy making and regulation. After her PhD she started work as a Fast Stream Civil Servant in the Department of Trade and Industry (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). She then worked at the Wellcome Trust (large medical charity) in policy and programme management. After that she spent seven years at the Audit Commission (regulator of Local Government and Health bodies) so she has excellent understanding of how central Government policy is translated in other organisations. She returned to the Government to work in policy and R&D programme management. Her final post before setting up training business was at Ofgem, the gas and electricity regulator. She now spends most of her time training researchers at all levels, with workshops covering policy making, soft skills including personal impact and negotiation, and careers.

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