Effective Policy Making

“… the conceptual framework very useful...over all a well-designed, well-delivered course”

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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.

Our Effective Policy Making 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 the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

Learning Resources


Key Training Features:

  • 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

Who Can Attend:

Effective Policy Making 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. 


Learning Resources:

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Summary

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Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

£595 + VAT

Location

Westminster, London

Dates

23 June 2021 Book6

13 September 2021 Book8

6 December 2021 Book8

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

Zoë Collier

Zoë Collier

Zoë is a highly experienced, CIPD-qualified training consultant, delivering strategic advice, coaching and training in policy, strategy and communication skills.

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Zoë Collier

Zoë Collier

Zoë is a highly experienced, CIPD-qualified training consultant, delivering strategic advice, coaching and training in policy, strategy and communication skills. She started her career as a policy adviser to ministers in HM Treasury, where she ended up working as a Private Secretary to the Rt Hon John Major MP. Zoë moved to become a diplomat in the Foreign Office and then head of strategy at DCMS, before being appointed as a senior lecturer in policy and government at the National School of Government. It was here she discovered her passion for helping people to work more effectively and with impact and confidence.

She is a highly effective and motivational coach and trainer, and has applied her professional experience, together with her training and coaching skills, to deliver training programmes for a wide range of organisations, both in the UK and EU as well as extensively across the world.

Zoe has also worked in the private, local government and voluntary sectors, and is a published author of several short stories.

Specialisms:

  • Policymaking and political thinking;
  • Strategy and foresight;
  • Stakeholder and citizen engagement;
  • Negotiation and influencing skills;
  • Advising, briefing and report-writing.

Education:

  • MA (Hones, Cantab), BA (Hones) Philosophy & Law, Cambridge University
  • Certificate in Training Practice, CIPD

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

Consumer Focus Scotland

“Excellent programme – will recommend to others”

Director of Communications, R3

"Was a good training course and the trainer adapted really well to a very vocal group",

Senior Contract and Programme Manager, NHS England

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