Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village - April 2017
Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village is tailored specifically for a higher education audience.
Dates and times: The programme will have a 09.00 arrival for a 09.30 start on Tuesday 25 April 2017, with the programme going through to 17.00. The programme will pick-up again on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 09.00 and go through to close by 17.30.
- £2,070.00 Pilot LF Members Fee: With Accommodation
- £1,900.00 Pilot LF Members Fee: Without Accommodation
- £2,580.00 Pilot LF Non Members Fee: With Accommodation
- £2,380.00 Pilot LF Non Members Fee: Without Accommodation
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In the post-Brexit, pre-TEF and pre-HE bill landscape how do you get what you want from politicians and civil servants to ensure the future success of your institution?
Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster village will give you the practical skills to impact policy, build relationships with key influencers and help develop the future higher education landscape to position your institution as a national and global leader.
Powerbrokers gives you the opportunity to:
- Develop political astuteness and an understanding of how the civil service and politicians create and enact policy at a time of political transition;
- Better understand the politics of Government and the impact of elections;
- Visit Select Committees in action and witness the contribution they make to policy making and scrutiny;
- Experience Parliamentary debates in both the Commons and the Lords;
- Gain experience of influencing the local MP over a topical issue;
- Look to the future and prepare for the policy challenges ahead;
- Acquire increased confidence to better question, challenge and influence those in policy-making, thinking and implementing roles.
What will you do?
- Day one, Understanding, influencing and navigating the political world
After arriving in Whitehall on the morning of Tuesday 25 April 2017 you will be given unique access to MPs, former civil servants and ministers to understand how you can influence policy and politicians to help you to boost your institutions profile and priorities. You will also discover how to give evidence and answer questions at select committees.
- Day two, The Westminster experience
Following a fast-paced first day, day two will centre on an immersive experience, which will make you think as an MP. Your personal resilience will be tested and your leadership skills challenged in a real-life and real-time scenario. From this perspective you will be able to take back to your institution a unique understanding of how MPs make decisions and how you can work with them to influence these decisions to the benefit of your institution.
Do you have any questions?
If you would like to discuss further the detail of this programme, please contact Kyra Ingrao, Marketing and Communications Manager.
Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village is for senior higher education leaders who are part of their institutions senior management team.
If you have any queries please contact Kyra Ingrao, Marketing and Communications Manager T: 020 3468 4816
Registration for Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village will be from 09.00 on Tuesday 25 April 2017, with the programme starting promptly at 09.30 and running though to 17.00. The programme with pick-up again on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 09.00 and go through to close by 17.30.
The programme fee will include:
- All programme materials
- Refreshments and lunch during the programme
- Travel around Whitehall as part of the programme delivery
You can add accommodation to your booking for an additional £170.00 at the time of booking. Accommodation booked with be provided on a bed and breakfast basis at a hotel close by.
If you would like to attend this event or book a place for someone else please book online via the orange button. You'll be asked to log into MyLF using your MyLF identity. Once you're logged in MyLF will allow you to book yourself or select other delegates via a simple search option or add new delegates as required.
If you need any assistance with MyLF please contact Susie Norton, marketing and communications manager.
Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village will be led by Catherine Eden and Vijaya Nath with contributions from MPs, former senior civil servants and ministers as well as access to the 'Select Committee' environment.
We are delighted to be able to confirm the following contributors that you will work with as part of the programme:
- Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Education Minister (May 2005 – May 2006) and
Home Secretary (June 2007 – June 2009)
- Sir Tom Jeffery, Director-general for Children, Young People and Families, Department for Education (2003-2011)
These contributors to the programme have worked at a senior level across government and media, and their insights into how you can become more politically astute, offering you a unique opportunity for developing and testing your political influencing skills.
Director, Cumberlege Eden & Partners
Catherine started her career in local government before spending three years working as the political and constituency manager for a Member of the European Parliament in London and Brussels. She then worked for a UK-wide health charity as their Parliamentary Relations Manager. As part of her role, she managed an All-Party Parliamentary Group through which she met Julia Cumberlege. After six years with the charity, she moved from London to Dorset where she worked as a PCT manager focussing on patient and public engagement.
In 2010, Julia Cumberlege asked Catherine to join her company as Cumberlege Connections’ Director of Programmes and Business Development during which time, she had operational responsibility for the running of the business and ensuring delivery of all projects. Catherine specialises in translating concept to reality; taking a client brief, developing an approach, and working with the client to ensure all expectations are met, and as far as possible exceeded.
In April 2013, Catherine entered into partnership with Julia, and Cumberlege Eden & Partners was born. As a Director of the company, Catherine will continue to lead on all aspects of the business.
Director of Leadership Development
Vijaya Nath is the Director of Leadership Development at the Leadership Foundation and leads a team who work on Leadership Development and related interventions and projects. The team’s aim is to enable leaders, managers and governors in higher education to manage and lead organisational and personal change and to enable the system’s capacity for identifying, nurturing and developing future leaders at a strategic level.
She brings over 26 years of experience in developing leaders in the private and not-for-profit sector. For the past 18 years she has worked with leaders in health and care, in the four countries of the United Kingdom and internationally. She has significant experience in the design and development of innovative leadership programmes and senior organisational development consultancy.
As Director of Leadership Development at The King's Fund, London, Vijaya established a portfolio of interventions including networks, open programmes and thought leadership in medical leadership. She has led a number of international study toursthat feature learning from health and non-health organisations that are leading edge in quality innovation and leadership.
Vijaya has published and written a number of papers on Leadership Development and has influenced thought leadership in the areas of Medical Engagement, Quality Improvement in Health, Equality & Diversity and the importance of advancing Women in Leadership . She is a visiting professor at Milan's SDA Bocconi School of Management and is a facilitator and chair for Windsor Leadership.
This programme is bought to you in partnership with Cumberlege Eden & Partners
Recent participants on Powerbrokers: lifting the lid on the Westminster Village have been quoted as saying:
'A programme that enhances one's insights into and understanding of politics in the UK and offers first-hand and highly stimulating learning opportunities for the effective engagement with central government and local politicians.'
'Great opportunity to think differently about how we approach influence and the provision of our skills to government'
'Valuable insight into understanding political processes and understanding how policy is formed and how it may be influenced.'
'The simulation, combined with the feedback to participants, provided an effective way of reinforcing the learning offered by the event and to learn more about ones own strength and weaknesses in operating in the political context.'
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