At short notice I was asked by my head of department to devise a course on ‘Engaging with Parliament’ for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). I clarified the resources and budget that was available to me. I had to re-organise my work load and spent a day training a colleague on elements of my job that had to be covered whilst I worked on this project. This allowed me to design a course and consult various stakeholders within the department to ask for advice. I collated these responses and designed a presentation and arranged a tour of parliament. I did this by identifying an experienced officer who knew their way around parliament and the key aspects of parliamentary work for NGOs to be aware of. I arranged parliamentary passes for those taking the tour. During this time I feed in details of the course to senior management, and provided an inventory of resources used and total cost, I was determined to stay within budget and amended some elements of the course to facilitate this. I requested that I give the presentation to my department in order to obtain feedback from all colleagues. Most feedback was positive; I did however implement a few changes. This course has now been implemented as part of my departments external training package for NGOs.