Diary of Events


  • Fri 24 Mar 2017: CWO Southern AGM & Mini Conference 2017 (SOUTHERN)

    Join CWO Southern for their AGM & Mini Conference on Friday 24th March 2017, entitled 'From County to Country'.

    Guest speakers will include Baroness Emma Pidding CBE, Parliamentarian and Member of the House of Lords, Caroline Dinenage MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the Solent and Hillhead and former Winchester City Councillor, Caroline Nokes MP for Romsey & Southampton North, and a former Test Valley Borough Councillor, Mrs Sally Ann Marks, Chairman of Surrey County Council and County Counciller for Caterham Valley.

    Venue: Lakeside International Hotel, Wharf Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6JR
    Time: Registration & coffee from 10.00am and AGM/Conference: 10.30am – 3.00pm
    Price: £17.50 to include lunch, coffee & refreshments

    To book tickets please contact Mary Newstead: marynewstead@hotmail.com
     
    Date
    Fri 24 Mar 2017
    Price
    From £17.00
    Speaker(s)
    Caroline Dinenage MP & Caroline Nokes MP
    Contact
    Margaret Baker
  • Fri 24 Mar 2017: CWO Eastern AGM & Spring Meeting (EASTERN)

    Join CWO Eastern for their AGM and Spring Meeting on Friday 24th March on ‘The Justice System’, with guest speaker Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire and Minister of State for Courts and Justice.

    Venue: Heydon Grange Golf & Country Club, Fowlmere Road, Heydon Nr Royston Hertfordshire SG8 7NS
    Time: 10.45am for 11.15am – 3.00pm
    Tickets: £25.00 OR £5.OO (If Lunch is not required)

    For more information please email Ann Steward:
    ann.steward.as@gmail.com
    Date
    Fri 24 Mar 2017
    Price
    From £5.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
  • Sat 25 Mar 2017: CWO South West Conference and AGM 2017 (SOUTH WEST)

    Join CWO South West for their Conference and AGM on Saturday 25th March 2017. The theme of the conference will be 'Making the case for more women in the baord room and in local and national government'. With guest speakers Ben Howlett MP for Bath, Suella Fernandes MP for Fareham and Penny Mordaunt MP for Portsmouth North.

    Venue: The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, Somerset.

    Timings: registration and Coffee 10.30am, Hot Lunch and close 3.15pm.

    Gentlemen, friends and family welcome.
     

    Date
    Sat 25 Mar 2017
    Price
    £0.00
    Speaker(s)
    Ben Howlett, Suella Fernandes & Penny Mordaunt
    Contact
    Sonia Russé
  • Sat 25 Mar 2017: CWO Development: Process & Skills - Applying to be a Candidate FULL
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Process & Skills - Applying to be a Candidate Workshop

    There is a formal process for those wishing to become Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidates. It is designed to identify the necessary competencies that people need for roles in public life.

    This workshop tells you about the process and about the application form. It also offers breakout sessions to test your skills so that you have a better idea of how ready you are.

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch

    Date
    Sat 25 Mar 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Wed 29 Mar 2017: CWO Enterprise: Make It Your Business (CWO ENTERPRISE)

    Hot on the heels of our sell-out first event, this is the second 2017 London seminar of Make It Your Business.

    Aimed particularly at women who might be thinking of starting their own business, it is designed to demystify the process and help 'would be' female entrepreneurs on their way, with the emphasis on practical advice and support from those who have already trodden the path.

    The evening will take the form of a panel discussion among four women business owners, moderated by entrepreneur and broadcaster Alison Cork.

    Speakers will include; Debbie Moore OBE founder of Pineapple Studios, Hannah Russell, confounder of layer home.com and Susan Bull, founder of SuSu Boutique

    Please register below and do pass this invitation on to anyone else who might have a genuine interest in attending.

    Date: Wednesday 29th March, 2017
    Place: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG (nearest tubes Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus)
    Time: 6.30pm for drinks (pay bar); 7pm panel discussion; 8-8.30pm questions from the floor

    Make It Your Business was started in 2016 as an initiative by CWO Enterprise, led by entrepreneur Amy Le Coz, and Women2Win.
     
    Date
    Wed 29 Mar 2017
    Price
    £10.00
    Speaker(s)
    TBC
    Contact
  • Wed 29 Mar 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Part III: The Press Conference (Evening)
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Our Public Speaking workshops must be taken in order.

    Our final public speaking workshop teaches you how to sell your proposal; how to present your case to the media; and what to consider when answering questions from journalists.

    There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock press conference.
    • Limited to 4 attendees only
    • Price includes Tea and Coffee
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 6:15pm for prompt 6.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 8.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Public Speaking workshops MUST be taken in order - this is Part 3 of 3.
    2. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    3. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    4. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Wed 29 Mar 2017
    Price
    £20.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Wed 5 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Part I: Introduction (Evening)

    Our Public Speaking workshops must be taken in order.

    This introduction to public speaking explains the different public speaking environments; what to prepare for; and targeting your speech to your audience.

    It also gives you an introduction to speech structures and styles.

    There is a breakout session to give you practice making a short speech.
    • Limited to 8 attendees only
    • Price includes Tea and Coffee
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 6:15pm for prompt 6.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 8.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Public Speaking workshops MUST be taken in order - this is Part 1 of 3.
    2. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    3. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    4. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Wed 5 Apr 2017
    Price
    £20.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 8 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Parts I, II, III FULL
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Priority will be given to people outside London. Places will be confirmed by location first. 

    Part I: Introduction to Public Speaking

    The introduction explains the different public speaking environments; what to prepare for; and targeting your speech to your audience. It also gives you an introduction to speech structures and styles and there is a breakout session to give you practice making a short speech.

    Part II: Debating Policy
    Part II explains the policy development process and how to make an effective case For and Against and there is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock debate.

    Part III: The Press Conference
    The final part of the day teaches you how to sell your proposal; how to present your case to the media; and what to consider when answering questions from journalists. There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock press conference.

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here
    • Limited to 8 attendees only
    • Price includes lunch
    • Venue: Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association, 90 Ebury Street, SW1W 9QD
    • Start time: 10:00am for prompt 10.30am start
    • Finishing by 4pm
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Sat 8 Apr 2017
    Price
    £67.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Wed 12 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Part II: Debating Policy (Evening)

    Our Public Speaking workshops must be taken in order.

    This second of three public speaking workshops explains the policy development process and how to make an effective case For and Against.

    There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock debate.
    • Limited to 8 attendees only
    • Price includes Tea and Coffee
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 6:15pm for prompt 6.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 8.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Public Speaking workshops MUST be taken in order - this is Part 2 of 3.
    2. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    3. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    4. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Wed 12 Apr 2017
    Price
    £20.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 22 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Interviews, Selections & Seat Hunting

    Interviews, Selections & Seat Hunting

    Please note this workshop is for people who have already passed their PAB.

    So, you are now on the Parliamentary List. What next? You will need to research your seat and identify the best way to showcase your talents to the Selectors. This is no ordinary job interview!

    This workshop provides you with the opportunity to plan an effective research strategy, review your CV, practice answering selection questions, and - in a private individual session - to make your initial pitch for the seat.

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch
    Date
    Sat 22 Apr 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Tue 25 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Part III: The Press Conference (Evening)

    Our Public Speaking workshops must be taken in order.

    Our final public speaking workshop teaches you how to sell your proposal; how to present your case to the media; and what to consider when answering questions from journalists.

    There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock press conference.
    • Limited to 4 attendees only
    • Price includes Tea and Coffee
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 6:15pm for prompt 6.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 8.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Public Speaking workshops MUST be taken in order - this is Part 3 of 3.
    2. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    3. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    4. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Price
    £20.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Thu 27 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Part III: The Press Conference (Evening)

    Our Public Speaking workshops must be taken in order.

    Our final public speaking workshop teaches you how to sell your proposal; how to present your case to the media; and what to consider when answering questions from journalists.

    There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock press conference.
    • Limited to 4 attendees only
    • Price includes Tea and Coffee
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 6:15pm for prompt 6.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 8.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Public Speaking workshops MUST be taken in order - this is Part 3 of 3.
    2. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    3. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    4. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Price
    £20.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 29 Apr 2017: CWO Development: Communications including Web, Twitter & Radio

    Communications including Web, Twitter & Radio Workshop

    No matter what role you take on in the Party or in your professional life, at some stage you will need to be able to communicate the message.

    This workshop helps you to communicate effectively using social media and the internet, it offers you tips and strategies for recorded interviews with journalists, and lets you practice your public speaking in person and over the radio.

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch
    Date
    Sat 29 Apr 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 13 May 2017: CWO Development: Get Started in Politics

    Get Started in Politics

    Come and find out more about how to get involved with the Party and explore which routes might be best for you. We will help you to develop your political CV and guide you to next steps for your role in public life.
     
    • Limited to 20 attendees only
    • Price includes lunch
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 10:00am for prompt 10.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 4.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come/paid, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Sat 13 May 2017
    Price
    £15.00
    Speaker(s)
    N/A
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 20 May 2017: CWO Development: Council Campaigning

    Council Campaigning

    Although aimed towards people standing as Conservative council candidates, this will also help anyone who doesn't have much (or any) experience in canvassing and campaigning.

    In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of how to approach a doorstep conversation so you can be confident in accurately recording the person's voting intention.

    It explains why we canvass, what we do with the information and it also gives you the information on how to turn out your target audience on polling day to ensure success at the ballot box!

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch.
    Date
    Sat 20 May 2017
    Price
    £30.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 3 Jun 2017: CWO Development: Presentation, Profiles, & TV

    Presentation, Profiles, & TV Workshop

    This workshop focuses on the way you present yourself and how you might appear on television.

    The sessions include in-depth television preparation with the professional TV coach, Kevin Bentley.

    It also explores your personal brand and helps you to draw up a personal profile for use in political campaigns.

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch
    Date
    Sat 3 Jun 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017: CWO Development: Introduction to Process

    Introduction to Process

    This workshop is for those of you who have not yet submitted your application form to Candidates Department. It will explain the form, the process, how to prepare for it, and what to expect at the PAB.
    • Up to 20 attendees
    • Price includes lunch
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 10:00am for prompt 10.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 4.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come/paid, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Price
    £30.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 24 Jun 2017: CWO Development: Communications including Web, Twitter & Radio

    Communications including Web, Twitter & Radio Workshop

    No matter what role you take on in the Party or in your professional life, at some stage you will need to be able to communicate the message.

    This workshop helps you to communicate effectively using social media and the internet, it offers you tips and strategies for recorded interviews with journalists, and lets you practice your public speaking in person and over the radio.

    10.00 Arrival & Coffee
    12.30 Light lunch
    16.00 Depart

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    4. Price includes lunch
    Date
    Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
     
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 1 Jul 2017: CWO Development: Advanced Process FULL
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Advanced Process

    Back to back 1-2-1 sessions to put you through your paces ahead of attending your PAB. This workshop is for those who have already submitted their application forms to Candidates Department, and those who have already attended the Introduction to Process workshop AND applied for your PAB. Priority will be given to people who already have a date for their PAB but you will need to email development@conservativewomen.org.uk your PAB application form before you can be accepted on the course.
    • Limited to 8 attendees only
    • Price includes lunch
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 10:00am for prompt 10.30pm start
    • Finishing no later than 4.30pm
    • Places are offered on a first come/paid, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Sat 1 Jul 2017
    Price
    £57.00
    Speaker(s)
    N/A
    Contact
    CWO Office
  • Sat 8 Jul 2017: CWO Development: Public Speaking Parts I, II, III Full
    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    Priority will be given to people who live outside of London. Places will be confirmed on that basis.

    Part I: Introduction to Public Speaking

    The introduction explains the different public speaking environments; what to prepare for; and targeting your speech to your audience. It also gives you an introduction to speech structures and styles and there is a breakout session to give you practice making a short speech.

    Part II: Debating Policy
    Part II explains the policy development process and how to make an effective case For and Against and there is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock debate.

    Part III: The Press Conference
    The final part of the day teaches you how to sell your proposal; how to present your case to the media; and what to consider when answering questions from journalists. There is a breakout session to give you practice in a mock press conference.

    To reserve your place and pay, please click here
    • Limited to 8 attendees only
    • Price includes lunch
    • Venue: CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ
    • Start time: 10:00am for prompt 10.30am start
    • Finishing by 4pm
    • Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    To reserve your place and pay, please click here

    NOTES:
    1. Places are strictly limited and application does not confirm your place.
    2. You MUST be a Party member to attend this event.
    3. Once your place is confirmed, we are unable to refund in the event of your non-attendance or cancellation.
    Date
    Sat 8 Jul 2017
    Price
    £67.00
    Speaker(s)
    See details
    Contact
    CWO Office
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