Workshops and presentations we can run for your organisation

We offer free presentations, workshops and interactive sessions in partnership with organisations across the UK.

All sessions are tailored to reflect the interest areas of the audience, so if your organisation is particularly involved in an issue such as housing, education or environmental awareness please let us know when requesting a session.

We provide two types of sessions:

Interactive workshops

  • Time: 2 hours (minimum) to 1 day
  • Format: group activities including discussions, debates and quizzes
  • Numbers: 15 minimum

Presentation

  • Time: 1 hour (approximately)
  • Format: lecture-style format with opportunities to ask questions
  • Numbers: 20 minimum

If you are unsure what type of session you need, contact the team to discuss which approach is most appropriate.

Due to demand we ask for as much notice as possible and a minimum of two months in advance. 

Below is a list of the types of sessions available, with learning outcomes. Each one can take the form of either an interactive session or lecture.

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Increase their knowledge of what Parliament is – House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch
  • Increase their knowledge of what Parliament does and why it is important
  • Understand the difference between Parliament and Government
  • Have an overview of a variety of the Parliamentary processes that the public can engage with
  • Understand how to access further information

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Have the ability to describe and understand the legislative process
  • Knowledge of how to influence legislation effectively
  • Knowledge of how to use the website to track bills before Parliament.

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Identifying different kinds of legislation
  • Have the ability to describe and understand the legislative process
  • Knowledge of how to influence legislation effectively
  • Knowledge of how to use the website to track bills before Parliament.
  • An understanding of  the difference between primary and secondary legislation 
  • An understanding of the use of statutory instruments and delegated legislation

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • Understand how you can engage and how to develop a campaigning ‘toolkit’
  • Know which engagement method to use and when as part of a campaign
  • Understand the importance of relationship building with members
  • To know how to access further information about Parliament and its work

By the end of the session attendees will:

  • An ability to describe and understand the role of Select Committees and how they work
  • An understanding of the difference between Select Committees in the  House of Commons and the House of Lords
  • Knowledge of how to keep up to date with Select Committee inquiries.
  • Knowledge of how to work effectively with Select Committees, including submitting evidence

We also tailor sessions to support particular audiences. These include adults with learning disabilities (ALD), women, young people, black and ethnic minorities and Welsh speakers. 

The Houses of Parliament also provide information stands at conferences as well as breakout sessions and workshops. The stands include information handouts, sign up to mailing lists and contact details while the workshops are taster sessions of our standard presentations.

Email us to request a stand 


 

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