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
Session 2: Making the Decision to Run
Session 3: The Reality of the Party Machines
Session 4: Public Speaking and Presentation
Session 5: Networking for Politics
Session 6: Ethical Dilemmas in Politics
Session 7: Campaigning 101 and beyond
Session 8: What is good policy? The Policy making process
Session 9: Campaign Strategy and effective political communication
Session 10: The Numbers (and other data) Behind Elections
Session 11: Running for Pre-Selection
Session 12: Conclusion and Ceremony