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Lobbying and Advocacy for Community Groups

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Croi Heart & Stroke Centre

Moyola Lane

Newcastle

Galway

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Have you ever wondered how Government policy is actually made and how you can influence it? This is a practical one-day training that will help you improve your understanding and build your skills to become an effective policy influencer.

You'll start the day with an invaluable introduction into how government policy is actually made in Ireland and the ways in which community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises on the ground can have a real and profound impact on public policy.

You will also get to carry out some practical exercises, which will equip you to become a more effective policy influencer in your own community – which, when working in concert with others, can lead to significant change at the national level too.

You will leave the session with:

· Knowledge and understanding of how Ireland’s policy making system works in practice;

· Clarity about the ways in which local community and voluntary organisations can influence policy;

· A deepened understanding of how to be an effective policy influencer on behalf of their organisation and community.

· Hardcopy take away.

Facilitator: Pat Montague

Pat Montague is the founder and Managing Director of Montague Communications, which has been in operation for the last 27 years. During that period he has provided strategic communications and public affairs advice to a wide range of nonprofit organisations including public sector bodies, campaign groups, charities, trade unions and other representative bodies such as The Wheel.

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This initiative is funded by The Wheel's Training Links Programme

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Volunteer Galway

Partner Organisations
COPE Galway
Cosáin CLG
Croi na Gaillimhe
Galway Autism Partnership
Galway City Community Forum
Galway Community Circus
Green Sod Ireland
Westside Resource Centre
Youthwork Ireland Galway

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