The Pathways to Politics Program for Women will commence in June 2017 and will run through to October. The program is extra curricular and will be held on Thursday evenings from 5.30pm - 9.30pm at the Woodward Centre at The University of Melbourne's Parkville campus. 

The program will be led by presenters from across the political spectrum including politicians (both sitting and retired), pollsters, public speaking professionals, campaign strategists, advisors, consultants and public policy experts as well as leading figures in Australian political and public life. Each session will consist of two hours of hands-on facilitated training, followed by a dinner and conversation with women elected to office in local, state and federal government.

2017 Program Outline

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

1 June

Session 2: Making the Decision to Run

15 June

Session 3: The Reality of the Party Machines

29 June

Session 4: Public Speaking and Presentation

20 July

Session 5: Networking for Politics

3 August

Session 6: Ethical Dilemmas in Politics

17 August

Session 7: Campaigning 101 and beyond

31 August

Session 8: What is good policy? The Policy making process

14 Sept

Session 9: Campaign Strategy and effective political communication

21 Sept

Session 10: The Numbers (and other data) Behind Elections

12 October

Session 11: Running for Pre-Selection

26 October

Session 12: Conclusion and Ceremony

2 November

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