Senior Policy Officers Intensive 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (All day)
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 course 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

The 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. The course is ideal for attendees who have completed the Policy Officers Intensive seminar, or for Senior Policy Officers seeking to extend their own current knowledge and skills and to build team capability.


  • 11,12 & 13 September 2017 Cliftons Canberra
  • 19, 20 & 21 September 2017 Cliftons Melbourne
  • 26, 27 & 28 September 2017 Cliftons Brisbane
  • 27, 28 & 29 September 2017 Cliftons Sydney


  • Apply higher-level strategic thinking and influencing skills to excel as a senior policy professional
  • Navigate complexity and manage change, risk and opportunity • Assess the quality and relevance of evidence and the context for policy change
  • Improve stakeholder engagement and consultation processes to improve the relevance, reception and impact of policy
  • Identify and manage practical obstacles, disruption and uncertainty
  • Enhance leadership, communication and influencing skills in a policy context 
  • Understand the critical success factors for policy implementation
  • Identify and manage risk
  • Monitor progress throughout the policy cycle
  • Sustain policy change and evaluate outcomes


  • Policy Officers
  • Policy Analysts/ Developers
  • Program Managers/ Administrators
  • Stakeholder Engagement Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Branch Managers


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10% discount off the Standard rate for APO subscribers with the booking code Q