Strategic Policy Development Program

Strategic Policy Development Program

Course Length: 4 Days
Program Dates: 2020 Program Dates are TBA
Tuition: $1250

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This four-day program is targeted at government employees who require core skills in policy development and analysis, which is an important step in building policy capacity within the public service.

Grounded in the policy development process used in Nova Scotia, the program will expose all participants to fundamental dynamics and best practices in analytical processes and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on problem definition, the development of policy options, the management of policy relationships, building a policy framework and communications.

Registration Deadline: TBD for 2020

What You Will Learn

  • Learn challenges and tools with respect to policy coherence
  • Build a policy framework
  • Learn key steps in professional policy making
  • Understand strategic policy design and the architecture of modern policy
  • Explore the DNA of public policy analysis
  • Explore problem definition and program structuring in policy analysis
  • Explore the choices of policy instruments
  • Develop and assess policy options
  • Manage policy relationships
  • Communicate policy advice
  • Develop briefing notes

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to build knowledge and skills related to policy development and analysis

Contact Us

Phone: 902-494-2531

Centre For Executive & Graduate Education 
6100 University Avenue, Suite 3100 
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2