Effective Policy Making

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Whether it is at an individual or an organisational level, poor understanding, thinking and practice can lead to bad decision making. This in turn can lead to unworkable policies and meagre outcomes.

This training course provides delegates with the tools and techniques needed  to help would-be policymakers use evidence more effectively, ultimately leading to better decision-making and improved real world outcomes. A two-day format is also available on request which incorporates the use of case studies and exercises and is ideal for those who need to hit the ground running in policy-making.

Part of our Policy Skills series, Effective Policy Making is a one-day course containing essential insights for anyone working in or with policy.

At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each delegate, ensuring that courses are applicable to attendee’s role and organisations so that each delegate can get the most from the training. Our courses and trainers are constantly updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  


Key features of the course include:

  • Recent developments in policy-making in the UK
  • Systematic approaches: policy process and policy framework
  • Setting a vision
  • Understanding the context
  • Analysis and use of evidence
  • Strategic thinking
  • Generating, sifting and appraising options
  • Decision-making
  • Implementation and evaluation
  • Reality checking

Designed for:

This course is suitable for delegates who are involved in, or would like to influence, the policy-making process.


Learning outcomes:

Delegates will gain a thorough understanding and experience the reality of policy-making today and what influences it. Using case studies, delegates will be equipped with a “toolkit” of techniques and approaches, and understand how these tools can be deployed for maximum impact. 

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

£595+ VAT

Location

St James' Park

Dates

26 September 2018 Book

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Lead Trainer

Dr Roger Mendonca

Dr Roger Mendonca

Roger is currently the Director of Studies at Civil Service College. His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, and Senior Policy Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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Dr Roger Mendonca

Dr Roger Mendonca

Roger is currently the Director of Studies at Civil Service College. His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, and Senior Policy Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Roger Mendonca is currently the lead trainer and Director of Studies at Civil Service College. He has previously worked at West Northamptonshire Development Corporation as its Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. In this combined role he was responsible for the organisation’s corporate services, including its finance department as well as its marketing and governance functions. Roger was WNDC’s Acting Chief Executive and led the establishment of the organisation.

Prior to joining the WNDC, Roger was a Senior Policy Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). He set up three Urban Development Corporations, managed the Department’s physical regeneration programme and sponsored the Regional Development Agencies. He also led on the Department’s contribution to the London 2012 Olympics candidature process.

Roger has been working in a Senior Executive role on the delivery frontline of the public sector for the last decade. He has led start-ups, closures and turnarounds and has wide-ranging experience of all operational matters, including setting strategic direction, business planning, policy development, change management, financial and resource management, stakeholder management, marketing, media relations, PR and public affairs, governance, information management, business analytics, and HR – including organisational design and the creation and maintenance of a culture of excellence.

He has studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, has an MBA from Henley Business School and is a certified Executive Coach.

Alongside his executive roles, Roger is currently Vice Chair of Care and Repair (Northampton) Ltd, a home improvement agency run as a charitable trust which aims to keep homes warm, safe and secure for the most vulnerable people in the town and other parts of Northamptonshire.


Qualifications:

  • DBA Liverpool Business School 2012 - present
  • Associate Member Association for Coaching 2012 - present
  • Certificate in Coaching Henley Business School 2011 – 12
  • Global Change Agents Harvard University 2012
  • Leadership for the 21st Century Harvard University 2011
  • Executive MBA Henley Business School 2008 – 10
  • Various courses Civil Service College 1997 - 05
  • MA Sociology & Social Research Kent University 1993 - 94
  • PGCE Economics & Business Studies Manchester University 1990 - 91
  • BA (Hons) Sociology & Economics (2:1) Kent University 1987 – 90

 

 

 

 

“Very informative and will help me in future roles including my current one”

Consumer Focus Scotland

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Director of Communications, R3

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Senior Contract and Programme Manager, NHS England

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