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Better data delivers better policy. Understanding how to use data delivers better policy. 

Data for Policy is a half-day interactive online masterclass offered by the Stretton Institute at the University of Adelaide. 

Designed to showcase the effective use of data for policy purposes, this masterclass will be delivered by David Kalisch, Former Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Masterclass

Policy challenges faced by you, the participant, will be canvassed, and together with David, you will explore what data and data opportunities are available to address these challenges. David will also share his experience and illustrate with Australian and international examples of how data is used well and where data could be used better to inform decisions.

The masterclass does not assume any statistical skill, nor will statistical techniques be part of the masterclass. This is a masterclass designed specifically to showcase the effective use of data for policy purposes. The masterclass will explore:

  • how data can be used to help respond to a wide range of public policy challenges
  • the range of data that is available for policymakers
  • new data and analytical techniques now available
  • key features of effective, quality use of data
Who Should Attend?

Those who work with policy (all levels)

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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

You will also receive a Free copy of The Australian Policy Handbook

Find out more: Tools and Skills for Policy Practitioners

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Canberra
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A two-day immersion, delivered by experienced policy professional, Nonie Malone, and awarded government writing educator, Sandra Hogan, this workshop will hone your skills so you and your decision-makers have confidence in your written communications. 

Topics Covered:

  • Know the critical importance of writing in the policy development process
  • Understand how to use policy documents to reach and influence decision-makers
  • Know how to navigate the complex policy environment
  • Distinguish the elements of good policy writing and learn by doing
  • Know how to engage internal and external stakeholders effectively
  • See how policy documents influence and embody policy
  • Develop confidence in planning and creating policy documents
  • Know how to communicate accurately, briefly and comprehensively 

You will also receive a FREE copy of The Australian Policy Handbook

Find out more: Writing for Policy Results

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Canberra
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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

Free copy of The Australian Policy Handbook

Find out more: Tools and Skills for Policy Practitioners

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Sydney
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This program combines a comprehensive research foundation with practical exercises to embed evaluation practice in policy practitioners' and program developers' work. Essential to evidence-informed policy and critical to any program planning and development. Important to anyone who wants to design good policy.

Delivered by experienced policy professional, Nonie Malone and highly experienced evaluation expert, Marion Norton. Build your competence to plan, commission and execute robust evaluations – essential for robust policy. This workshop shows how to develop meaningful performance measures to check that policy goals are being realised in implementation – often the missing ingredient to success.

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the role of evaluation in delivering efficient & effective outcomes for government 
  • Know how to plan for and deliver quality evaluation that is fit for purpose and audience
  • Know how to influence the authorising environment to ensure quality evaluations can occur
  • Understand and know how to select and use evaluation methodologies
  • Develop capability in commissioning and managing evaluations 
  • Gain and refine program logic skills
  • Know how to develop the evidence-base from policy idea to post-program implementation
  • Become familiar with the best information available to support your evaluation responsibilities and practice.

Free copy of The Australian Policy Handbook

Find out more: Evaluation Skills for Robust Policy Design and Program Development

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Brisbane
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