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Influencing policy: an introduction for psychologists

Many psychologists aspire to influence policy. With extensive research experience and valuable real-world knowledge from practice it can be tricky to understand why policy professionals don’t draw on the skills of psychologists to a greater extent. Knowing how to engage with and influence the policy process is often the missing link.

There’s also a temptation to see policy influence simply as something that happens at the level of national government, but psychologists can and should use their skills to influence policy and the organisational and local level too.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Be able to identify key points in the legislative / policy process where you might have an impact
  • Be able to set policy engagement objectives
  • Identify key stakeholders and how you might work with them 
  • Be able to write a policy summary / briefing
  • Create a policy engagement / influence plan

Delivery options

This workshop can be delivered as:

  • Half day in person workshop
  • Full day in person workshop
  • One hour virtual webinar

Book this training

Drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to arrange a call to begin understanding your specific needs.

Any prices discussed for the delivery of training do not include return travel and, where necessary, overnight accommodation, which will be negotiated in advance of any work agreed.