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.

Latest Tweets

I'd like to see the results of a sim survey on female councillors. Highlights how a national Women's Councillors Caucus could be valuable @aoifegracemoore @women4election @NWCI https://twitter.com/aoifegracemoore/status/1308660360392695808

A survey of female senators is considerably worse from TDs. 13 have been sexually harassed, 14 subject to sexist insults in politics and 16 have been trolled: "My dream job in the Dáil dealing with leering men, afraid of getting into lifts with people." https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40053194.html

There's still time to sign up for this.

Senator @ivanabacik will be speaking to journalist @Jennifer_Bray about her political journey as well as current Irish political issues.

Registration closes at 10am tomorrow: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gGTVD5jaT9yFvH3vkD9KOQ?mc_cid=936592c0da&mc_eid=9f79571679

🚨 Deadline Looming Klaxon 🚨

Have you got what it takes to help us achieve our mission to inspire, encourage and support #MoreWomen to run for office - and get elected.

Today is the last day for applications. Get in touch! 👇