This five-day course offers professionals an understanding of resources that policy-makers can employ to maximise the responsiveness and effectiveness of policy processes, and to enhance its democratic credentials. The course examines behavioural public policy and the assessment of risk, the principles, techniques and uses of evidence in decision-making, and how policymakers construct evidence bases and assemble alternative policy options.
The course explores resources for measuring performance, and selecting indicators that enable the monitoring of function and the improvement of policy outputs. It explores areas of evaluation and learning: whether evaluation helps improve public policy, and the basis on which policy evaluations are conducted; and the ways in which policy structures generate and use knowledge regarding the design, workings and impacts. It concludes with a consideration of the purposes and rationales of policies and policy systems and how different disciplines across the social sciences have attempted advance our understanding of policy and policy learning.
Key info: dates, costs and location
11-13 March (Block 1) and
8-9 April 2019
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$3,360 (GST free)
Courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers to run.
Who should attend?
- Local government officers, state and federal civil servants
- Social and transport planners
- Housing and healthcare officers
- Community activists and third sector employees
- Community and economic development officers
- Evidence and Constructing Policy Options
- Behavioral Public Policy
- Risk and Crisis Management
- Target setting and Measuring Performance
- Policy Evaluation
About the presenters
Dr. 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.
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