Learn the fundamentals of government relations with this introductory course to teach you not only how it all works, but how to make it work for you. We’ll show you how to bring government relations into your day-to-day roles so that you can reach your long term goals.


Our LOBBYLITE® course will give you the rundown on the structure of the public sector:

You will also leave the session with your very own, personalised startup strategy ready for implementation.


4.5 hours


Maximum of 5



Designed for SMEs, NGOs and charitable organisations with in-house communications or marketing roles, LOBBYLITE is for these groups looking to build in-house capability and take their stakeholder engagement to a new level.

This course can also be used as professional development for boards and governance teams looking for a strategy reset.


At a Glance


Predominantly set (some personalisation)


In-house at your workplace (off-site is additional)





Perfect for

SMEs, NGOs and charitable organisations


$2,450.00 (including GST)

What participants say

A fast paced, valuable, engaging and pragmatic workshop. Great to have a clear strategy for 2019 locked and loaded. ‘Central Government on Steroids’. Highly recommended.

Erin Wansbrough Chief Executive, SODA Inc

Before the session, our company was lost. We weren't able to recognise when our government relations were going good or going bad, let alone understand the reasons behind the outcomes. Thanks to Holly and the LOBBYLITE course, we now have much more clarity around our mistakes and how we can turn our failures into successes moving forward. It personally opened my eyes to how simple government relations can be with the right advice and resources, and strongly recommend the course to anyone who wants to engage with the government in an effective way.

James Koo Former Chief Executive, Niesh

Holly is an outstanding government relations consultant. She has the understanding of how to navigate government that only comes from experience and tenacity. Her advice is practical, easy to understand and her bubbly personality makes it a joy to work with her

Vivek Kumar Chief Executive, Quicksense

I would highly recommend the LOBBYLITE course! Even with my considerable experience working in the government and local government space, I still found that I learnt heaps! In particular, the make up and organisational and operational structure of our government. Understanding this can be quite powerful in so far as knowing what the internal communications channels look like and knowing the roles and responsibilities of the support staff…. I enjoyed Holly's delivery style which is relaxed but frank, this keeps things interesting and high energy from start to finish, without it dragging on. Well done, keep up the great work team!

Lee Timutimu Chief Executive, Arataki Trails

The LOBBYLITE course contains critical information about how to influence government thinking and direction that affects you, your business, your lifestyle, or your vocation. Having your voice heard is essential and LOBBYLITE taught us who to reach out to, who to canvas, which party or parties to talk to, when to start doing this, and how...in theory and with a practical session where you literally start planning your first lobbying! LOBBYLITE is taught in a short 4-hour session and you are literally entertained and surprised every minute of it with the dynamite Holly Bennett. If you get the chance to attend a LOBBYLITE course...take it!

Andrew Johnson Founder, Respondly

The LOBBYLITE training was just what the team needed to break the barriers to how to connect and communicate to Government. The presentation, tools and information shared with our businesses was so empowering. We developed an engagement plan to set up how we were going to develop partnerships and understand the political arena. Holly’s professional and fun personality drew the team in more and more and they became very interested in how the government actually works. As the Co-director/Owners of Cultivate Tribe and Hokioi Builders we recommend the training to all groups. I can see how this can support businesses from many angles.

Natasha Willison-Reardon Director, Cultivate Tribe

Holly’s energy and excitement for building lobbying skills is contagious. I left her LOBBYLITE course feeling empowered and equipped to put my learnings to work affecting change for my whānau, hapū and iwi. Kai te waimarie tatau katoa i a koe Holly- Nei wāku mihi maioha.

Kerri Anne Hancock Participant, 2020

Engage offers a programme relevant to anyone dedicated to growing their business whilst connecting with their wider stakeholder group. Holly's expertise in this area is impressive to say the least. We were very fortunate to have so much time with her.

Anonymous Participant, 2021

Great session that taught me about the levers of government and how to pragmatically start lobbying government.

Phil Kupenga Participant, 2021

I would certainly recommend the Lobbylite Course to anyone who is looking to upskill themselves in the structure of the Government. The Programme is very informative, Holly is an extremely intelligent young lady who definitely knows her stuff. The Lobbylite Course is a solid starting point when mapping a path to submit applications to parliament. She was able to get the message across very clearly in her own unique bubbly way and certainly takes the guess work out of how to get your application to the right person at the right time.

Claudette Roberts Participant, 2021

    Book now to start your government relations journey!


    Book now to start your government relations journey!