Training & Development

Your team can be incredibly effective advocates for the organisation. Our training and development programme covers all aspects of engaging with Government at every level and will help your team get the most out of engagement with key stakeholders.

Westminster & Whitehall


Our course is designed to give participants a holistic understanding of how Parliament, central government and Whitehall operate to assist in day to day engagement and targeted campaigns. Outlining the core aspects of policy development and implementation at a national level, the session takes participants through the role of MPs and Lords in the legislative process and how party politics impact this.

Local Government


The Local Government course is designed to give participants an overview of how local government operates and the role and impact of elected members at parish, local and combined authority levels. We provide unique insights into how councils work, the political dynamics of local authority decision making.

We offer half day, full day and extended training programmes depending on your requirements. Please contact Chris McHugh – Head of Public Affairs on to discuss SMG’s training services.