2 DAY WORKSHOP – IN PERSON PLACES AVAILABLE Interactive learning suitable for practitioners at all levels. Learn from experts with years of policy experience at all levels.
2 DAY WORKSHOP – IN PERSON PLACES AVAILABLE
Interactive learning suitable for practitioners at all levels. Learn from experts with years of policy experience at all levels.
Co-author of the highly-acclaimed and longstanding Australia Policy Handbook, Peter Bridgman leads a two-day immersion in policy advice and production. Along with experienced policy professional, Nonie Malone, this is a workshop delivered by practitioners, not academics, and tailored to the work on your desk right now.
- Develop new policy skills and build on your existing skills
- Understand why developing policy advice is hard
- Come away with new tools and frameworks to improve your analysis
- Navigate the complex policy environment
- Distinguish the elements of good policy and learn from policy failure
- Know how to engage stakeholders effectively
- See how policy practitioners lead and manage policy
- Develop confidence in planning and execution for effective implementation and evaluation
- Explore the interface between research, evidence, analysis, implementation and evaluation
- Know how to balance control and flexibility to deal with uncertainty
Download the PDF Brochure for full course details.
DAY ONE: POLICY IN CONTEXT
- Policy Issues
- What is “public policy” and why is it important?
- How do issues become policy issues?
- Prioritising competing policy issues
- Policy analysis
- How do we analyse policy issues?
- Analytical tools and concepts
- Innovative thinking
- How to make a difference: policy instruments
- What tools do we have to make a difference?
- Which tools are the right ones?
- Understand legislation: when to use it and when not to use it
- Policy players
- Methods for effective stakeholder communication
- Ministers and Cabinet / Council
- The role of the policy analyst
- Managing up essentials: influential communication and action
DAY TWO: POLICY IN ACTION
- Coordinating policy action inside government
- Consultation with other agencies
- The role and influence of central agencies
- Policy decision making
- Policies that make sense to decision makers
- Framing policy arguments
- Implementation and evaluation challenges
- Implementation as success and failure
- How do we know if our policies achieved the desired result?
- Integrating policy lessons
- Essentials for good policy making
- Dealing with uncertainty and time pressures
- Project management for policy and programs
- Managing in: maintaining and upgrading your own and your team’s policy capability
march 22 (Tuesday) - 23 (Wednesday)
Policy SkillsPolicy Skills is a collaborative operation of Peter Bridgman, Australia’s most-recognised policy leader and Nonie Malone, a highly experienced policy manager. We present public offer programs delivered by ourselves and other policy area specialists. PO Box 5418 West End QLD 4101