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 '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 that meets the needs of modern decision making.

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

Key Training Features:

  • Evidence in policy case studies
  • Challenging beliefs, assumptions and values
  • Managing processes and organisational barriers
  • Seeking and sourcing evidence
  • Analysing evidence in context
  • Managing risk and uncertainty
  • Fitting into the wider policy environment, in particular, institutional constraints

Who Can Attend:

Participants who need to develop their ability to understand, source and deploy evidence for strategic and organisational 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 acquire skills to help them better understand and use evidence in all levels of decision making, as well as develop new ways of looking at what leads to the highest quality decisions being made.





10:00 - 16:00


Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.


St James Park, Westminster, London

In-House Option

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


Lead Trainer

Noah Curthoys

Noah Curthoys

Noah has extensive experience in developing and restructuring organisational strategy, through market analysis, scenario planning, and horizon scanning, providing these services for Central Government, NGOs, and institutional investors.

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Noah Curthoys

Noah Curthoys

Noah possesses extensive experience in developing and restructuring organisational strategy. As the founder and Director of Bridgenor Associates, his skills include; market analysis, scenario planning and horizon scanning. These are all services that he has provided for Central Government, NGOs and institutional investors.

Noah began his career in the Civil Service as a speechwriter for HM Treasury. He then took on the roles of Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor while on secondment at the Cabinet Office. Later, he took on the position of Director of Strategy at the office of Fair Trading where he advised the CEO, Chairman and Board Executives on strategic and governmental matters.

He also redesigned the department’s strategic function; shifting the focus to horizon scanning, corporate prioritisation and Board-level support.

As well as time spent working in the private sector, including a Vice President position at Morgan Stanley, Noah has also held senior and Board positions in NHS organisations, including Chief of Corporate Affairs for NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG and Board Member for NHS Tower Hamlets CCG, which he still holds today.

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