Getting things done in central government_ How policy impacts public service _ Event

Getting things done in central government:

How to build relationships and influence

Managing Director at Pepper Media, Adrian Pepper

Wed 10 May 2023
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 for an eye-opening exploration of Whitehall’s work. We will cover the mechanisms by which policy is made and implemented, influences that shape decision making and case studies of influencing policy and government outcomes. We will also look at the ways in which central government interacts with local government and how central government is constituted, funded and operated.

Course Takeaways:  

  1. Clearer understanding of who governs Britain
  2. Understanding of how and why government policy changes
  3. Knowledge on how the political environment in which policy-making happens
  4. Insights into how voters, Parliament, the media, and other states and organisations influence the work of central government.

This course is for:

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.

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