Training: How to engage your local council (Part 2)

Tuesday 11th May 2021
19:00-20:00 (via Zoom)

In this one hour training session we will be putting into practice Hope for the Future‘s relationship-based approach to lobbying, with a focus on engaging your newly elected councillors on the topic of divesting.

We will deliver:

  • Support on finding common ground and defining your SMART agenda
  • Exercises to practise conversation techniques
  • Methods for engaging your newly elected councillors
  • An open space for any questions about the relationship-based approach to lobbying

Hope for the Future are specialists in training citizens to have effective conversations with their political representatives. This event is targeted and tailored for divestment activists.

This is the follow-up to a training held in March. If you didn’t attend the first training session, please email the facilitators at, and they will be able to share slides and a recording of the event with you in advance.

Would you like to organise an event with UK Divest?

If you would like to discuss working with UK Divest to host an event for local councillors, political organisations/parties or trade unionists, please contact

If you are part of a local group and would like to discuss hosting an event with UK Divest, please contact the campaign lead wherever you are based.