get ready to stand! Online Peer Support Circles

Running alongside the webinars we recently piloted further support through our online peer support circles - think of it as digital bootcamp for those of you who are on the pathway to making political power a reality! Our Parliament Project consultants facilitated a group through a 6-session journey with a small group of peers supporting each other to get ready to stand for eelction. Hour-long sessions built on the discussion and content of the webinars and create practical and safe spaces for you to connect with others and explore and plan your pathway.

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The peer support circle programme is a deliberate and intentional space for your individual personal and political growth, using the power of peer connections, reflections and support. To participate you will want to be:

  • Motivated: You will be seriously considering running for political office and want to explore this further. It could be that you want to run at the next available opportunity or have a firm inkling it is something you want to prepare for at some point in your life.
  • Committed - to yourself and your peers. You will want to attend all of the peer sessions, approximately 1 per month and either attend or watch the webinar recordings. We estimate that to get the most out of the programme you will want to be able to spend a further 2 to 3 hours each week working your way on your political pathway.
  • Open To trying new things, to understanding and discussing the views of others, to receiving feedback and sharing your experiences with others.
  • Respectful Our work is cross-party, and we believe that bringing women together across political perspectives is a powerful benefit to supporting women into politics, circles will be open to women of all political parties, and none.

We will be launching another peer group soon. If you are interested in being on the waiting list please email hannah@parliamentproject.com