Our highly successful 'How to be a Parliamentary Candidate' course ONLINE is back.
This course is aimed at women who are thinking about standing, or who have previously stood, as a Parliamentary Candidate. This is a great introductory or refresher course on how the process works and how you campaign in a Parliamentary selection. It will include preparation and homework.
This course will save you hours of time before and during Parliamentary selections.
This course is delivered by LWN expert women trainers, including former Labour MPs, who have lived through the process of selections, elections and re-selection.
This course is via Zoom.
The course will consist of three 1.5 hour sessions across 3 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. Refunds will not be given if you fail to attend.
Course Dates and Time
Course's will be run on the following dates;
** Course One **
Week 1 - Thursday, 18th November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 2 - Thursday, 25th November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom, and
Week 3 - Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
** Course Two **
Week 1 - Monday, 17th January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 2 - Monday, 24th January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom, and
Week 3 - Monday, 31st January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
(More dates will be added in the New Year if the demand is still high)
From experience we know there is a very high demand for this 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 in the application form.
LWN Membership and Course Fee's
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 *** £30 or our
*** Our Solidarity Rate *** £45 We really appreciate this as it adds an extra donation which goes towards our bursary scheme, training programs and campaign work.
Fees must be paid in advance, by the deadline set by LWN, should you be successful.
*** Jean Black Bursary Fund ***
Our Jean Black Bursary Fund is open to any LWN members who is on a low-wage, on benefits, or 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 fill in the application form and complete the relevant section.
To get the most out of this training, participants need to have at least one year’s membership of the Labour Party before doing this course; this is because you need a basic working knowledge of the Party in order to benefit from what we offer.
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 *****
All LWN’s training opportunities are heavily subsidised by LWN membership and fundraising income to reduce financial barriers to participants. Covid-19 continues to hit LWN's training plans, finances and our ability to fundraise hard, and whilst training via Zoom has fewer overheads, it still has several associated costs.
Why We Charge and Safeguarding
We continue to set our prices well below market value - not because it's not fantastic, gold-standard, expert training but because we want all Labour women to access it - its not uncommon for similar courses to cost between one and two thousand (and more!).
However, we have set a solidarity rate too which adds an extra donation to help us continue our training and campaign work and adds to our bursary fund, therefore if you are able to, please consider paying the solidarity rate.
We spend a lot of time ensuring that our training and events are the best experience for everyone and conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect.
We strive to make the training a positive experience for everyone - so we expect you to treat everyone with respect, acknowledge that everyone deserves to be heard, and that we all have the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether overt or via micro-aggressions.
These courses will not be recorded and everything said will take place in confidence. Like all LWN events, our training will be conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect. Abusive or inappropriate behaviour (including offensive screen backdrops/display names) will not be tolerated and participants may be removed at short notice and without refund.
Intellectual Property - We do NOT record training sessions and ask that you do not attempt to record the course either, and that you do not try replicate or reproduce LWN training or our materials without prior written permission.
We often take a screen shot so we can celebrate your course on social media, our lead trainer will announce this before the photo is taken so you can remove yourself if you wish.
Thank you for helping to keep LWN training abuse free.
Please note: You are able to fill in the application form via your mobile phone or tablet however it is much easier on a desk/laptop - click here for the application form.