Influencing policy, driving change

Andy Phillips speaking at the conference

Andy Phillips, Head of Skills Research at the Observatory, in full flow

Andy Phillips and I ran a workshop last week at the Influencing Policy, Driving Change conference for the third sector. The event was jointly run by Regional Action West Midlands and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

As the title suggests, the purpose of the conference was to help equip the third sector (charities, social enterprises, and the voluntary and community sector) to influence policy effectively through campaigning, advocacy and providing innovative solutions to problems.

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ncvo-eventAndy Phillips (our Head of Skills Research) and I will be running a workshop at the forthcoming “Influencing Policy, Driving Change” conference on 26 February 2009, organised by Regional Action West Midlands in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

The event will help voluntary and community (VCS) organisations understand the policy environment and engage in local, regional and national decision-making so that their works brings about real change.

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