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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

Helen Goulding, ,Helen Goulding has been providing popular training to researchers for 16 years, including courses on policy making, business (industry) awareness, careers, and a range of soft skills such as communication and people management. She has a track record of excellent delegate feedback, examples of which can be provided on request. • Her career includes many years of policy making and regulation, for example: ➢ Early career as a Civil Servant in the Department of Trade and Industry (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). ➢ Then worked at the Wellcome Trust (large medical charity) in both policy and programme management. ➢ Spent seven years at the Audit Commission (regulator of Local Government and Health bodies) so has excellent understanding of how central Government policy is translated in other organisations. ➢ More recently returned to the Government to work in policy and R&D programme management. ➢ Final post before setting up training business was at Ofgem, the gas and electricity regulator, where she worked on energy policy, regulation and programme management.

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