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connection between think tanks

Smart Thinking's Membership Network hosts multiple training sessions, webinars and networking events throughout the year to help build the UK think tank community and enable knowledge sharing, pooling of resources and peer-to-peer support throughout the sector.
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Media training for think tankers

25 April 2024
9.15am - 2pm

Our most popular training session! Attendees practise press, radio and TV interviews with a working journalist to help them get their message across, avoid difficult questions and build confidence.

Members £250 (+VAT)
Non-members £450 (+VAT)

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Media training for think tankers

29 May 2024
9.15am - 2pm

Running again due to demand! Attendees practise press, radio and TV interviews with a working journalist to help them get their message across, avoid difficult questions and build confidence.

Members £250 (+VAT)
Non-members £450 (+VAT)

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Upcoming webinars

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Literature reviews for think tanks

12 March 2024
2pm - 3pm

Heather Plumpton, from Green Alliance, will be leading us through their approach to the research process and how to conduct a literature review as a think tanker.

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Writing submissions so HMT won't laugh at you

18 April 2024
11am - 12pm

Professor Tim Leunig sets out the “dos and don’ts” of drafting your submission to HMT. What are the credibility-destroying mistakes that people make, time after time?

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Public speaking training

March’s in-person training session was a public speaking masterclass for 6 people, hosted by the CSJ. We took attendees through how to craft their presentations, how to deal with nerves and how to keep control when chairing a Q&A.

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Senior comms breakfast

Our latest Senior Comms Breakfast took place at the RAC Club with 16 different think tanks represented by their senior comms person. Discussion was lively covering everything from submissions to Select Committees to recruitment to planning for the election.

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Bespoke media training

The Centre for Progressive Policy were the latest think tank to ask for a bespoke media training session where they could learn and practice with just their team, giving them a chance to also hone CPP's unique message and style.

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