Making Your Mark Online Development Course

LWN's 'Making Your Mark Development' course is designed to help establish what makes you special politically; it will support you in sharpening your personal narrative and boost your resilience to the challenges of political activism and public life.

This development course is suitable for women with over 12 months Labour Party membership.  This is because you need a basic working knowledge of the Party in order to benefit from what we offer. 

The course will consist of four 90 minute to 2 hours sessions across 4 weeks, plus preparation and homework.  In order to benefit from the trajectory of the course, participants must attend every session, so please only apply if you can commit to ALL the dates/times of your chosen course.

COURSE DATES AND TIME

Courses will be run on the following date:

** July 2024 ** 

Week 1 - Monday, 15th July, from 8pm, via Zoom
Week 2 - Monday, 22nd July, from 8pm, via Zoom
Week 3 - Monday, 29th July, from 8pm, via Zoom, and
Week 4 - Monday, 5th August, from 8pm, via Zoom

(Please note the dates have altered slightly from those previously advertised, due to the calling of a General Election).

LWN MEMBERSHIP AND COURSE FEES

All LWN’s training opportunities are heavily subsidised by LWN members and our fundraising efforts, therefore this course is only open to LWN members.  If you’re not a current member of LWN, you will need to join prior to submitting your application form, you can JOIN HERE, and you must continue in LWN membership for at least 12 months. 

The charge for this course is;

LWN Member Rate: £35, or our
Solidarity Rate: £50 We really appreciate this as it adds an extra donation which goes towards our bursary scheme, training programs and campaign work. 

The Jean Black Bursary Fund is open to any LWN member who is on a low wage, on benefits, or is a single parent.  If you are successful in gaining a bursary place for this course, the cost will be reduced to £5.  If you wish to apply for the bursary, please complete the relevant section in the application form.

All fees must be paid in advance, by the deadline set by LWN, should you be successful.  For the July course, the payment deadline is 24th June 2023.

Just a few of the comments we've received from graduates of our courses:

"ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE COURSE, I FOUND IT EXTREMELY USEFUL FOR MY OWN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT"

"IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS MAKING PROGRESS IN AN OTHERWISE FAIRLY STAGNANT PERIOD"

"IT WAS LIKE GOLD DUST"

From experience we know there is a very high demand for our training and each course has limited places, hence why we have a rigorous application process. 

We advise you to get your application in as soon as possible, think about your strengths and weaknesses, shout about your achievements, share your aspirations and let us know how our training may assist you in the future, all within the application form. 

You will need to provide one Labour Party referee for your application to be considered - this should be a branch/CLP officer, Councillor, MP or other Labour Party officer. You CANNOT be your own referee. 

Please note: You are able to fill in the application form via your mobile phone or tablet however it is easier on a desktop/laptop