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Bespoke training

Short sessions and tailored workshops to boost your skills and impact
The Lab features some of Australia’s best trainers on collaborative practice, influencing policy and campaign strategy. Discover which program is right for you and your colleagues.

Whether you work in civil society, government, universities, philanthropy or the private sector, the Lab can help you and your team build the skills you need to collaborate across different sectors and backgrounds, connect research and action, craft powerful stories and compelling narratives, design effective strategies for influencing policy, and lead change in your organisation or institution.

Our training team delivers world-class workshops for policy-oriented research teams across the university and for our external partners on a range of topics, including:

  • Relationships and collaborative practice      
  • Influencing policy and engaging decision-makers
  • Working with stakeholders with lived experience
  • Coalition building
  • Public narrative
  • Messaging and strategic communications
  • Power analysis
  • Leadership
  • Community organising
  • People power strategies
  • Best-practice campaign strategy
  • Speechwriting and public speaking

Additionally, the Lab can also work with you on tailored sessions or facilitation just right for your project or organisation.

Get in touch at policy.lab@sydney.edu.au to tell us about your needs and set up a workshop for you and your colleagues.