LWN Political School: Making Your Mark - Online Only
LWN's Making Your Mark 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.
The course will consist of three 1.5 hour sessions and one 2 hour session 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 dates;
** Course One **
Week 1 - Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 2 - Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 3 - Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom, and
Week 4 - Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 8pm till 10.00pm via Zoom,
** Course Two **
Week 1 - Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 2 - Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 3 - Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom, and
Week 4 - Tuesday, 07th December 2021, 8pm till 10.00pm via Zoom,
** Course Three **
Week 1 - Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 2 - Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom,
Week 3 - Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 8pm till 9.30pm via Zoom, and
Week 4 - Wednesday, 02nd February 2022, 8pm till 10.00pm via Zoom,
(More dates will be added in the New Year if the demand is still high)
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 *** £35, or our
*** 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.
*** Jean Black Bursary Fund ***
Our Jean Black Bursary Fund is open to any LWN member who is on a low-wage, on benefits, or single parents. 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.
Fees must be paid in advance, by the deadline set by LWN, should you be successful.
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 *****
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 advice 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.
Why We Charge and Safeguarding
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.
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.
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.
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 take so you can remove yourself if you wish.
Thank you for helping to keep LWN training and events 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