Fundamentals of Public Policy Development
A department/agency’s ability to implement solutions to public policy problems, is, in part, a function of its internal capacity to analyze problems and develop workable policies. Through a combination of theory, discussions and practical tasks, participants review and practise key elements of the policy development cycle. This course examines how to identify current and emerging issues, gather relevant information, analyze it critically, identify potential policy solutions, and formulate advice and recommendations. Participants also discuss implementation and evaluation.
Models of public policy development
The policy development cycle
Developing policy in the context of the federal government
Using Gender-based Analysis Plus
Influencing policy development and implementation – public, political and network efforts
Communicating public policy to stakeholders and to the general public
Consulting with stakeholders – issues, approaches and considerations
Providing strategic and tactical advice to senior management
Responding to obstacles in public policy development
Good governance guidelines
Formal policy processes – Memoranda to Cabinet and TB submissions
- Entry and mid-level policy advisors, analysts
- Anyone working, or looking to work, in the field of policy within the Government of Canada
Elva Keip has designed and delivered workshops in the adult education field for over 25 years. She relies on her experience and extensive research, along with her dynamic presence and sense of humour, to provide superb training in a variety of areas, such as facilitation, writing (basic, advanced and web), competencies interviewing, policies and procedures, and briefing notes. A key focus in all her workshops is the effective use of plain language. Elva also offers one-on-one coaching for individuals who prefer a personal approach to their skills development.
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