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. 

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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

Dr Roger Mendonca

Dr Roger Mendonca

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.

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Dr Roger Mendonca

Dr Roger Mendonca

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.


Qualifications:

  • DBA Liverpool Business School 2012 - present
  • Associate Member Association for Coaching 2012 - present
  • Certificate in Coaching Henley Business School 2011 – 12
  • Global Change Agents Harvard University 2012
  • Leadership for the 21st Century Harvard University 2011
  • Executive MBA Henley Business School 2008 – 10
  • Various courses Civil Service College 1997 - 05
  • MA Sociology & Social Research Kent University 1993 - 94
  • PGCE Economics & Business Studies Manchester University 1990 - 91
  • BA (Hons) Sociology & Economics (2:1) Kent University 1987 – 90

 

 

 

 

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