Policy in Practice Course
What are the practical challenges faced by policymakers? Understand policy agendas, policy cycles and processes and gain skills in policy formulation, strategy and implementation.
This policy course offers professionals a foundation in the values, knowledge and skills needed for policy formulation, strategy, implementation and review. It introduces policy both as an academic discipline and as a field of practice via opportunities for engagement with representatives from industry, government and the third sector. In this policy course you will be introduced to demand frameworks and contexts, and invited to explore practical dilemmas that arise when policy makers tackle with these factors across multiple fronts.
This policy course also involves an explicit focus on concepts and means by which policymakers and academics have attempted to bring order to the policy making process in what might otherwise may seem a chaotic world. Topics include policy cycles, policy processes, and agenda setting. In this course you will also consider key influences on policy making, such as corruption and the need for both public participation and expert advice.
This policy course will cover the following content:
- Policy agendas, cycles and processes.
- Policy advice.
- Decision making and policy.
- Participation in policy.
|Duration||Five days (40 hours in total)|
|Time||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$3,640 (GST free)|
Who is the course for?
This policy course is designed for professionals working in public policy who want to develop their capacity in policy making whether working in local government, the public sector or in non-government organisations.
This policy course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
Due to COVID-19, this policy course will be delivered online, via a live video link. Participants will also be able to access online activities and readings in the UTS Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, to supplement these sessions.
About the presenter
Associate Professor John Wright is an international regulatory governance scholar with expertise in public policy and political theory. He has held senior research positions at world leading academic institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Australian National University, working in the areas of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulation, European methods and processes for technology assessment, European investment and research in non-Communicable Diseases, and European Public Spending reform. His current research focuses on regulation and governance theory, political economy and comparative European politics.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses. Find out more.
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This short course is presented by the university's Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate programs and short courses.