Utilising Evidence In Decision Making Training

It is often the case that bad policy and poor management decisions can arise from the lack of consideration of relevant evidence or even the absence of any evidence at all.

This 'Utilising Evidence In Decision Making Training' course explores how to properly source the right evidence while challenging assumptions made about evidence collection and evaluation. Part of our Policy Skills series, Utilising Evidence in Decision Making is available on request and will help participants understand the importance and benefits of having firm evidence.

At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each participant’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant 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

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Key Training Features:

  • Evidence in policy and business cases
  • Challenging beliefs, assumptions and values
  • Managing processes and mechanisms
  • Seeking and sourcing evidence
  • Analysing evidence
  • Managing risk and uncertainty
  • Fitting into the wider policy environment, in particular, institutional constraints
  • Anticipating challenges to your decision
  • The Process to reconsider decisions in the light of more robust evidence

Who Can Attend:

Participant who need to develop their ability to source or judge the evidence for business or policy decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a finely-tuned understanding of the importance of a firm evidence base as well as the knowledge necessary to recognise where this fits into their typical policy or project cycles.

The participant will also understand how to effectively find and sift through information, as well as when it’s appropriate to work with specialists in order to gather the information required. 

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10:00 - 16:00


Price on request


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


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