• September 2nd - 4th, 2019
  • Melbourne, Australia
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Senior Policy Officers Intensive

Build policy leadership & professional skills to analyse & respond to complex public policy challenges & opportunities

  • September 2nd - 4th, 2019
  • Cliftons Melbourne

OVERVIEW

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- Apply higher-level strategic thinking & influencing skills
- Navigate complexity, manage change, risk & opportunity
- Assess the quality & relevance of evidence & the context for policy change
- Improve stakeholder engagement & consultation processes to improve the relevance, reception & impact of policy

SPEAKERS

Rob Richards

Rob Richards is the Director of Evidentiary Pty Ltd. Rob Richards has over 25 years experience in environmental management in the public and private sectors. At the beginning of his career Rob worked with the NSW State Government for 15 years in technical and managerial roles concerning the development and implementation of land management policies and programs.

Director
Evidentiary

  • Carolyn Page
    Director
    The Clear English Company
  • Susan Garner
    Director
    Garner Willisson

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PRICE & DISCOUNTS

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25%

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THE SCHEDULE

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Leading policy change and laying the groundwork for successful implementation
Risk & Analysis - Manage risk in the dynamic policy landscape
Build evaluation capability for effective policy delivery
Day One

02 Sep

Workshop

Creating the preconditions for success

- Strategic and contextual analysis - Establish the need for new policy or policy change

- Anticipate and identify the preconditions for success and the stages of policy ‘maturation’

- Complex or just complicated - Understanding the interdependency of policy activity

- Identify critical knowledge gaps that need to be filled


Leading policy development - Community and communication

- Build a ‘policy community’ in your team and/or agency

- Identify key players and potential policy champions internally and externally

- Successfully facilitate robust policy conversations

- Frame (and re-frame) policy ideas to improve policy reception

 

It’s all related - Interdependent policy success

- ‘Interrupting’ and challenging existing policy paradigms

- Responding to policy opportunity

- Unintended and perverse outcomes of policy

- Managing unexpected policy requests and tight timeframes

  • Carolyn Page Director The Clear English Company

Day Two

03 Sep

Workshop

Understand and plan for uncertainty and risk

- Understand the difference between uncertainty and risk

- Explore the sources of risk

- Know how uncertainty and risk can be embedded in good project management

- Understand and apply critical thinking


Manage risk using evidence based policy

- Know the importance of asking “the right effective” questions at different stages of the policy cycle

- Understand why evidence is important in public policy

- Know how to recognise untrustworthy information

- Develop your teams capacity to effectively use evidence

 

Cognitive biases in managing risk analysis

- What are cognitive biases?

- How can you deal with cognitive biases?

- Conducting a policy pre-mortem

 

Manage risk with advanced policy logic applications

- Surfacing assumptions, risk and evidence on your logic models

  • Rob Richards Director Evidentiary

Day Three

04 Sep

Workshop

Communicate complex public policy issues

- Strategies to engage with stakeholders during policy development and implementation

- Thinking evaluatively and focusing on the outcomes not just the problems

- Build a shared understanding about policy problems and their solutions

- Communicate evidence effectively at different stages of policy implementation


Monitor and evaluate policy implementation and outcomes 

- Understand the political nature of the policy cycle from development to implementation

- Identify intended and unintended consequences

- Application of program theory – theory of change to M&E

- Explore 5 common program archetypes


Address the key challenges of evaluating policy outcomes

- Core attributes of teams with strong evaluation capability

- Communication and negotiation skills           

- Research, data and analysis capability

- Resilience, team building and management capability

  • Susan Garner Director Garner Willisson

GETTING HERE / THE LOCATION

Cliftons Melbourne

Level 1, 440 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

+61 3 9993 9999

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