Policy elevator pitch workshop
Duration 0.5 days
Team Institute for Policy and Engagement

Who should attend 

Academics with policy-relevant research who want to improve how they communicate their work effectively to policy audiences. 

Learning Outcomes 

This 1.5 hour session will take you through a process of crafting, practicing and perfecting a forty second ‘elevator pitch’ for policy audiences, equipping you with a vital tool in getting the attention of decision makers and influencers when a fleeting opportunity presents itself. 

Participants will: 

  • Learn the principles of a good elevator pitch, when they are useful, and why preparing one is a powerful tool for academics engaged in policy impact 
  • Using an example, go through a simple process for developing an elevator pitch 
  • Have the opportunity to apply this to their own work, develop their own pitch, and work with other participants to improve it 
  • Gain the tools needed to perfect their pitches themselves 


Presentation, group discussion and interactive workshop. 

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