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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.
Delegates who need to develop their ability to source or judge the evidence for business or policy decisions.
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.
10:00 - 16:00
Price on request.
Available to be delivered In-House
This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
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.
This course gives delegates the skills and tools needed to think differently about how they work, and identify opportunities to save money and deliver better outputs.
This course gives delegates the tools and techniques to help would-be policy-makers use evidence more effectively, leading to better decision-making and improved real world outcomes.
This course explores how risk can be effectively managed to deliver better outcomes.
This course explores how to properly source the right evidence while challenging assumptions made about evidence collection and evaluation.
Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.
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