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Policy (2): Developing options and implementing policy

24th January 2019

Supporting policy makers meet the needs of the Modern Policy Profession; this module focuses on identifying and developing policy options, the need for robust delivery planning and evaluation. It will provide you with tools and techniques to guide you through these stages of the policy cycle

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to apply a range of creative thinking techniques to a policy problem in order to develop and present policy options
  • Understand how to appraise options using a variety of tools
  • Understand the complexity of delivering policy and the need to use and understand delivery partners
  • Understand how to plan for evaluation of policy

Programme

9:15
Registration
9:45
Chair’s Introduction
10:00
Option generation
Innovation and creativity exercise
11:50
Refreshments
12:00
Option appraisal
Setting criteria, weighting and scoring, techniques to select the optimum, force field analysis. The ideal and the possible. Workshop on an example.
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Delivery chains
How are we going to deliver the policy? What partnerships will be required?
15:00
Refreshments
15:15
Evaluation, review and continuous improvement
How will we know if we have been successful? What is the baseline? How will we know if the costs of delivery are greater than benefits of achievement?
16:00
Close

Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice

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Comments & Views

“A very enjoyable and interesting course. Many practical ideas I’ll be able to apply at work.”

James Clarke, UK Border Agency

“Provided the knowledge and tools I need to do my job efficiently.”

Morayo Awosola, National Weights and Measures Laboratory