Democracy Building

Candy leading a workshop in Albania, with her interpreter next to her

Midas has a long reputation for training in countries with emerging democracies. We have trained in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and understand the different approaches that are often needed to reflect cultural sensitivities.

We have worked with many different NGO and charity organisations, including (among others) the UN, British Council, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and Friedrich Neumann Foundation. We have trainers with strong links to all three mainstream British political parties and we are particularly passionate about our work in helping political activists to engage with democracy.

We are happy to work with any group of parties in any country, so long as they are looking to work legally and within a democratic structure to win power. We can also run workshops in London or elsewhere in the UK if you would rather bring your participants to the UK for their training, perhaps as part of a conference or summit.

Our experience in training managers and leaders in UK industry has proved particularly helpful for running capacity building workshops for NGOs. We have run successful workshops to help many different types of organisations to develop their long term strategy for success.

We are experienced in the use of both consecutive and simultaneous translation and can work with you to make sure that your participants will be able to fully engage with the training.

Here are a few of the topics we often include in our democracy building courses:

  • The benefits of democracy
  • The theory behind campaigning
  • Lobbying for change
  • The importance of choosing your message
  • Different ways to get your message across
  • Writing and designing effective literature and letters
  • Targeting - how it works and why you should use it
  • What do voters look for in a politician?
  • Communicating clearly and concisely
  • How voter identification works
  • Voter registration campaigns
  • Getting your voters to the polling station
  • How to organise your data
  • The role of candidate
  • The role of organiser
  • Using the media
  • Using the internet
  • Campaigning using social media
  • Winning women in a modern democracy
  • Training for trainers

How to plan your course

Identify three key areas which you want your workshop to focus on. These may include the topics above - or you may want to include other topics. Contact us by email or phone (details below) and we will work with you to design a workshop which will meet your team members' needs.

Using your ideas and examples drawn from the participants' experience, we will write and deliver a workshop to your precise requirements.

The Midas Approach

We tailor the content of every individual workshop to best fit the skill level and needs of the participants.

All of our workshops are highly interactive, and give the participants lots of opportunities to put theories into practice. Our highly experienced trainers will pass on the tips which will help your staff members succeed.