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IWA Professional Training: Decision Making in Wales

Institute of Welsh Affairs

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

IWA Professional Training: Decision Making in Wales

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The two IWA Professional Training courses (Decision Making in Wales and Influencing Political Outcomes) are designed by the IWA, and led by Andy Regan, our Policy & External Affairs Manager.

Andy has over ten years experience of decision making and influencing in Wales, both inside and outside public bodies. Before joining the IWA, Andy was an energy policy specialist at Citizens Advice - coordinating the Fuel Poverty Coalition Cymru. He has also worked for Ofgem, the Older People's Commissioner for Wales, and the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.

'Decision Making in Wales' course aims:

To give learners a good understanding of how Government and politics works in Wales.

The course will provide an overview of the roles of the National Assembly and Welsh Government, and how decisions are made.

Learning outcomes: 

By participating in this course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • The roles of Ministers and AMs
  • How the Assembly and the Cabinet work
  • The differences between the political parties
  • The development of devolution
  • The relationship between Wales, Westminster and the EU
  • How public finance works in Wales

Who is this course for? 

This course is for people who want a good overview of the structures of decision making in Wales, and the forces that influence them.

Additional Information: 

This course will be followed by an advanced lobbying course "Influencing Political Outcomes". Previous participants have recommended taking both courses for maximum insight.

IWA membership:
Please note IWA members receive advance notice of all IWA events and earlybird prices. You can join the IWA from just £2.50 a month.


“The course met my expectations and exceeded them! It was much more in depth than than I was expecting, which was really helpful”

“I thought it was excellent - the trainer, was superb!”
"There was a wealth of information on offer and the instructor was clearly very knowledgable about the subject"
100% of delegates on the February 2020 Decision Making in Wales course rated it 'very good' or 'excellent'.
For more information on the course contents and other testimonials go to:
Do you have questions about IWA Professional Training: Decision Making in Wales? Contact Institute of Welsh Affairs

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Seligman Room
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
CF10 5AL Cardiff
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 from 09:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Institute of Welsh Affairs

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent, membership-based think tank, dedicated to promoting the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. 

It owes no allegiance to any political or economic interest group. Its only interest is in seeing Wales flourish as a country in which to work and live. It believes that can be done only by the effective mobilisation of all Wales's intellectual resources. 

It is a company limited by guarantee (Company No.: 02151006) and a registered charity (Charity No.: 1078435).

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