Tools and skills for policy practitioners

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand: 
Course Enrolment Date
Course Commencement Date
17 May 2018

2 Day Workshop

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. 

Topics Covered:

  • 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

Participants from a previous workshop said:

“The workshop lived up to my high expectations (colleagues had recommended this workshop).”

 “Gained a very holistic approach to public policy and how it fits in the government sector.”

 “Much better understanding of questions to be asked; planning processes to be adopted; policy cycle - particularly importance of evaluation. My thinking and work will be much better structured with clear objectives/outcomes.”

 “Gave me a clear understanding of the policy processes in government.”

Course Cost
Early Bird till 31 March - $1770; and then $1970 per person
Course Organisation
Policy Skills
Course Contact Person
Nonie Malone
Course Contact Email