When he speaks to Welsh Labour's conference in Llandudno later, Carwyn Jones is expected to announce two pledges that it's hoped will heal divisions within his party as well as appeal to the wider public.
Labour members will also find out who will become their first deputy leader when the results of an election will be revealed.
The way that election has been run, though, will be the focus of a protest expected to be held outside the conference by members who claim they should have more say.
There's been speculation too that Carwyn Jones will give some indication of when he plans to step down as Welsh Labour leader or face internal tension from those who fear his leadership has become paralysed by the fallout from the death of Carl Sargeant.
Help for student nurses
The First Minister is expected to announce that the Welsh Government's bursary scheme which offers up to £4,000 to those wanting to become student nurses will be extended for another year.
In his speech he's expected to say:
It won't be enough to stop campaigners who think ordinary Labour members should have more say in the way the party is run from protesting today but Carwyn Jones will make an announcement aimed at reaching out to them.
The first Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour will be unveiled today following a contest between the Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris and the Cardiff North AM Julie Morgan.
But the election has been overshadowed by an argument about the way the new post is being chosen, using the party's traditional electoral college rather than the one member one vote system.
It could cause major problems for Welsh Labour leaders if the result doesn't closely match the view of grassroots members.
In his speech Carwyn Jones will announce a democracy review to run alongside a similar process that the UK party is undertaking that would examine how Welsh Labour makes important decisions.
He's expected to say:
That might encourage the newly-empowered and increasingly vocal membership of the Labour party.
It might not make any difference to the way the next Welsh Labour leader is chosen though if Carwyn Jones' current political difficulties intensify and he's forced to step down sooner than he planned.