Senior Policy Officers Intensive

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 08:30 to Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 16:30
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

This practical course is designed to equip experienced Policy Officers with key knowledge and skills to assist them to meet demanding aspects of their role.

The Senior Policy Officers Intensive is built around five critical skill areas:

  • Assessing policy priorities, opportunities and evidence
  • Effective policy communication
  • Stakeholder engagement and change management
  • Policy implementation and risk management
  • Evaluating outcomes.

Broken into three seperately bookable modules, this intensive workshop will help seperate and delve into the specific areas that Senior Policy Officer need in order to succeed in their roles. 

Module One: Leading and Influencing Policy: Tools and Frameworks for Policy Analysis, Planning and Communication

Module Two: Managing risk in the dynamic policy landscape

Module Three: Building Evaluation Capability: Techniques to monitor, evaluate and communicate policy outcomes

Use the booking code SPOI0918A - QA to recieve an APO members discount of 10% off the standard rate.

This course takes a hands-on approach to the complicated world of solving policy problems and will include case studies, tools and practical exercises across a wide range of policy contexts. It is ideal for attendees who have completed the Policy Officers Intensive, or for Senior Policy Officers seeking to extend their own current knowledge and skills and to build team capability.

Building policy leadership and professional skills to enable senior Policy Officers to analyse and respond to public policy challenges and opportunities and understanding the evolving skillset of high-performing teams. These skills include:

  • Applying higher-level strategic thinking and influencing skills to excel as a senior policy professional
  • Navigating complexity and managing change, risk and opportunity
  • Assessing the quality and relevance of evidence and the context for policy change
  • Improving stakeholder engagement and consultation processes to improve the relevance, reception and impact of policy
  • Identifying and managing practical obstacles, disruption and uncertainty
  • Enhancing leadership, communication and influencing skills in a policy context
  • Understanding the critical success factors for policy implementation
  • Identifying and managing risk 
  • Monitoring progress throughout the policy cycle
  • Sustaining policy change and evaluate outcomes

Use the booking code SPOI0918A - QA to recieve an APO members discount of 10% off the standard rate.

Email or phone 61 2 8239 9700 to register or for more information