Utilising Evidence In Decision Making

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 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 delegates understand the importance and benefits of having firm evidence.

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:

  • 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
  • Process to reconsider decisions in the light of more robust evidence

Designed for:

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


Learning outcomes:

Delegates 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.

Delegates 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. 

Summary

Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

Price on request.

Location

Available to be delivered In-House

Dates

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

Clair Fisher

Clair Fisher

Clair is passionate about excellent Public Services and began her career in the Civil Service, quickly rising to senior positions. After working as a Director of a Charity, Clair now delivers leadership, strategy and policy training across various Government departments and other organisations.

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Clair Fisher

Clair Fisher

Clair’s career began in the Civil Service, where she worked in the Department for Constitutional Affairs (Now Ministry of Justice), the Home Office, and the Government Office for the South East.  

Clair rose quickly to hold senior roles and worked closely with Ministers to lead complex projects during turbulent and challenging times.  Her expertise is in development and improvement work with senior leaders and their teams, as well as managing collaborative projects and delivering within complex organisational structures.

More recently Clair has been involved in delivering extensive training for many Public Sector organisations and Government departments.  She runs popular bespoke versions of our open courses for a wide range of clients including the Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council, Bromley Borough Council, Medical Research Council and the IOPCC.

Clair is an associate tutor on the UCL Public Policy MSC, an advisor to the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, on the peer review panel for the Evidence and Policy Journal, and a Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute and the Higher Education Academy.


Qualifications:

  • ILM 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • MBA (Distinction), University of Brighton
  • ACCA Diploma in Financial Management
  • BA (Hons) History with Law, UEA
  • PGCert Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Linkedin:  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/clairfisher

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/pashleyfisher

Blog:  http://www.pashleyfisher.co.uk/pashleyfisher/

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