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Getting things done in central government: How to build relationships and influence

with Managing Director at Pepper Media, Adrian Pepper; and Executive Director of Communications, Simon Jones

Thu 15 September 2022
9.30am - 12.30pm
£95 +VAT

Ever wondered who makes policy decisions, how those decisions are influenced, and how policy is shaped?

A former Whitehall Special Adviser, Adrian Pepper has inside knowledge of the UK’s central government. Want to know how change happens? Join us on 15 September for an eye-opening exploration of Whitehall’s work.

This course is for you if you: 

  • want a clearer understanding of who governs Britain
  • wonder how and why government policy changes
  • are  curious about the political environment in which policy-making happens
  • want to find out how voters, Parliament, the media, and other states and organisations influence the work of central government.

Here's what you can expect from the course: 

  • real stories and examples from Whitehall
  • the mechanisms by which policy is made and implemented
  • the influences that shape decision-making
  • case studies of influencing policy and government outcomes
  • the ways in which central government interacts with local government
  • how central government is constituted, funded, and how it operates

Who should attend? 

CEOs, Directors of Finance, Heads of Communications, policy officers, and Cabinet support staff.  No prior knowledge is needed.

About the trainer

A former Whitehall Special Adviser, Adrian Pepper has been advising businesses, government bodies and third sector organisations on their reputations and communications strategies for the past 30 years. He’s completed government communications projects for Central London Forward, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council.

Adrian provided public affairs advice to the Ayrshire councils as they successfully concluded an Area Growth Deal, and founded the Shopkeepers Campaign for the reform of business rates. He advised the Petrol Retailers Association during the 2021 fuel crisis and he currently advises the Car Wash Association on their campaign to eradicate modern slavery.

There are 20 spaces available.

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