Political Training

Recent changes in Welsh politics and the political process in Wales have produced an increasing need for high level training. Following the referendum in March 2011, the National Assembly can now pass primary legislation in all devolved subject areas. But what do these changes mean for your organisation? And how will you be affected by new policy and legislation?

 We have designed and delivered training courses for a broad range of organisations in the public, private and third sectors including the GlaxoSmithKline, Scope, Consumer Focus and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Our training is delivered in one of three ways:

  • Bespoke training specifically tailored to the needs of your individual organisation examining the issues which you want covered. Courses can range from half a day to two full day's training and we can either come to you or you can come to us
  • Open courses offering the opportunity for a number of individuals and organisations to come together to learn about a particular topic. We have run over twenty five such courses in recent years and trained hundreds of individuals
  • Modules for other training events: Our trainers are available to deliver modules for other training providers or as part of skill-raising initiatives at conferences or open days. Training modules have been delivered in Cardiff, London and elsewhere

Public affairs training modules can include:

  • The National Assembly for Wales; roles, responsibilities and political composition
  • Welsh Government: structure, functions and political priorities
  • Legislating for Wales: new powers and the new process
  • Effective campaigning and working with politicians
  • Tailored sessions on specific policy contexts e.g. health, social care, education, business, transport

Our core training team is led by Daran Hill, Wales’ foremost public affairs trainer and a leading expert in the new political and legislative process in Wales.  He is often joined by leading policy or legal experts from leading academic institutions, the business community and the world of politics.

Please contact Susan Bowen, Director of Operations, Training and Events, for more information on our training programme or to add yourself to our training data base.

Our Work: Social Services Departments

Positif delivers a variety of training, from one to one mentoring, to open courses, to highly bespoke facilitation. This example shows how versatile we are in approaching specific communications training.


Every year each Director of Social Services has to make a public statement on their performance, achievements and goals as part of their transparency and accountability functions. We were asked to provide support to all Welsh local authorities in doing so.


Positif delivered some highly bespoke communications training to all twenty two social services departments in local authorities in Wales. Positif facilitated seven training sessions across different parts of Wales at which various officers attended. We then provided direct one-to-one support to approximately half the local authorities in Wales. All of this support translated into a greater appreciation of that the annual statement can and should do.