Galway October 20th: Campaigning Masterclass with Women for Election

Book Galway campaigning masterclass here.

Tickets €50 waged, €30.24 unwaged/OAP/student.

Campaigning is the heart of politics. This can mean campaigning for a change in your local community, demanding legal reform or running in an election. Knocking on doors, sending emails to decision makers, making the call on where to hang posters – it’s a lot to think about.

But how do campaigns in Ireland actually work? And what makes a campaign successful?

Women for Election and campaigns consultant Pat Montague are teaming up for a masterclass in this very topic and bringing our knowledge to Galway city on October 20th. Join us for an intensive afternoon where Pat breaks down the different types of races and campaigns you can run. This session is interactive so make sure you bring a notebook full of questions!

There will be coffee/tea and light refreshments.

About the trainer:

Pat Montague is Managing Director of Montague Communications, which he founded in 1992.

Montague Communications is an award-winning campaigning communications consultancy working almost exclusively with not-for-profit organisations, including trade unions, public sector agencies and the non-governmental organisations. The company’s primary concern is with raising the public profile and giving voice to organisations and groups working for progressive social, economic and political change in our society.

Pat has a first-class honours MA in Political Communication and he also lectures part-time on this course in DCU. While completing his Masters, he carried out extensive research on lobbying around the Budget process – including interviews with former Ministers, advisors, senior civil servants and lobbying organisations.

Pat’s work in this and other areas has been published in the academic press and the general media. He is a regular contributor at academic and professional conferences, as well as in the media.

Pat Montague is a member of the board of Integrating Ireland and is PRO of Na Fianna GAA Club, Dublin.

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