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Policy Officers Workshop


17th - 18th, September 2024 / Online
SAVE UP TO $600
Discount ends in 6 days

Overview


Essential skills for policy writing and development - a practical guide for effective governance

• Determine the core structure and sequencing of policy documentation
• Tools to effectively communicate all stages of the policy process cross-functionally
• Gain a deep understanding of policy development, analysis models, and real-world challenges
• Create and implement proactive, robust policy development plans with effective monitoring and evaluation

Speakers


Alexandra O’Mara

A seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in the realms of sustainability, policy, and strategy. As a former Deputy Secretary in the NSW Government, Alex spearheaded transformative policy shifts in environment, infrastructure, planning, design, building, renewable energy, and natural resource management. Holding a Master's in Administrative Law and Policy from the University of Sydney, Alex seamlessly blends practical expertise with academic insight, showcasing a career dedicated to positive change and innovation. Alex is currently driving change as Senior ESG Advisor at BDO, Chief Advisor at the Urban Transformation Centre of Western Sydney University, and Non-Executive Director at St George Community Housing.

Director
Sustainable Solutions Advisory

Agenda


Workshop

Policy analysis and development

- Policy-making models - understanding the policy cycle

- Real world considerations - timeframes, politics, stakeholders and budgets

- Expecting the unexpected and planning for success 

- The value and importance of stakeholder engagement

 

Policy logic and strategy 

- Identifying policy problems and desired outcomes 

- How to navigate context, politics and agendas

- Combining tools to achieve desired outcomes

 

Plotting for success - collaboration and communication

- Building key relationships and leveraging expertise

- The importance of engagement to effective policy design 

- How to communicate policy issues and ideas to achieve a favourable outcome

- Analysing other agencies’ policies as a key component of effective advocacy


Policy development from A to Z - planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

- Create a robust policy development plan - identify pitfalls and manage risk

- Effective policy implementation

- Monitoring policy success 

- Evaluate the effectiveness and building in continuous improvement

  • Alexandra O’Mara Director Sustainable Solutions Advisory

Workshop

Principles of effective policy writing and communication

- The do’s and don’ts - a key overview of effective policy writing

- Writing with your audience in mind - being clear on the purpose of the communication

- Identify the power of plain language when communicating to non-policy stakeholders

 

Organise information for policy writing

- Establish the policy context and level of detail

- Core principles for policy documents - what should a policy document look like?

- Strategies to effectively engage key stakeholders 


Successful policy writing in a dynamic and evolving environment

- Identify policy client demand and ensure the needs of key stakeholders are met

- Live updating of conditions - integrate policy decisions and non-decision into an evolving policy document

- Clearly articulating policy positions and integrating with frameworks 

- Manage external factors in real time


Take your policy writing to the next level - effective stakeholder engagement

- Utilise visual techniques to engage and communicate successfully

- Framing questions - for informed policy design

- Success and failure - learn from the past to benefit present and future policy

  • Alexandra O’Mara Director Sustainable Solutions Advisory

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