This workshop was run in collaboration with the AHRC funded SWWDTP. The overall objective of this workshop, led by the Institute for Government, was to demystify government and explain how to engage successfully with policy makers. The day was engaging, informative and practical, with lots of opportunities to apply lessons our students’ own areas of research.
The workshop provided:
• An improved understanding of the governmental landscape
• An opportunity to learn how policy making works in practice
• An opportunity to learn practical tips for engaging with Parliament, particularly select committees
• An exploration of policy making from the perspective of the Civil Service
• Practise in communicating effectively with policy makers
The workshop was run using the virtual classroom platform Jigsaw Interactive. This is designed to provide a truly interactive learning experience with the use of breakout rooms, chat and collaboration tools.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT
The Institute for Government is an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness. We aim to promote efficient public administration of government and public service in the UK by providing programmes of education, training, research and study for the public benefit and on a non-party political basis.
We do this through undertaking original research, developing learning tools and resources, running events for exchange of ideas and providing practical advice for senior decision makers.
SESSION RESOURCES PROVIDED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT
- Parliament website – www.parliament.uk
- Register of APPGs – https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/200224/register-200224.pdf
- List of select committees – https://committees.parliament.uk/committees/?SearchTerm=&House=Commons&Active=Current
- Open innovation team (organising secondments of academics into government) – https://openinnovation.blog.gov.uk/
- The YouTube clip on how to create a Twitter Poster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQDL8r3r_d4&feature=youtu.be
- Our reports How government can work with academia and How academia can work with government
- The link to Dina’s radio 4 programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qyy3