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Date(s) - 08/11/2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm



A half-day session that examines the role of Parliament in public affairs. The course will consider how and why to engage with Parliament, what Parliamentarians look for in engagement and to maintain a pro-active approach to Parliamentary engagement. In particular, the course will provide an overview of the legislative process and how to work with Select Committees effectively.

Event Type: Classroom

Address: Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Trainer: Dr. Stuart Thomson

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Event Overview

Parliament is at the heart of public affairs so knowing and understanding what happens there is a critical requirement of practitioners, in-house or consultancy. Knowing how Parliament works, what its main roles and bodies are, and how to develop relationships in Parliament should be the starting point for good public affairs.

This half-day course will examine the role of Parliament and look at some of the practical ways that you can engage with Parliament and parliamentarians.

How delegates benefit:

  • A greater understanding of how Parliament works
  • Understanding key triggers for working with MPs and Peers
  • The need for comprehensive monitoring of Parliament
  • Considering what a proactive approach to engagement looks like

What delegates learn:

  • An overview of the legislative process
  • Knowledge about the key bodies in Parliament and how to deal with them
  • The role and approach to be adopted with Select Committees
  • Getting your points across in Parliament


All attendees will receive full course notes.

Trainer: Dr Stuart Thomson


Bookings are closed for this event.