Strategic Policy Making at Regional & Local Government Levels
The professional skills requirement of government for policy-making has become highly practical and this programme is designed to look at the environment in which policy is created, how it is shaped and some of the key characteristics of good policy such as outcome focused, innovative and joined-up policy making.
It also provides a practical training environment to look at the essential skills for policy development.
The programme also looks at the skills and abilities needed to work on an established policy. All policies face pressures as operational issues become challenges, which come from a range of sources; the media, judicial review, public discontent, etc.
This programme is designed to give practical guidance and advice on how to handle the correspondence and other communications aspects that are the root of successful policy maintenance.
Finally, the programme will review skills, knowledge and abilities needed to effectively evaluate effective development based policy
- Improve understanding of the origins, environment, and the different stages of policy development.
- Ability to identify the principles of good policy making. Learn basic skills required to design innovative, joined-up and result oriented policy.
- Ability to better assess a problem and identify policy options.
- Improved knowledge and skills to examine various stages of implementing policies and identify the issues that can develop to throw plans off course.
- Improved awareness of the risks when implementing policies.
- Develop skills in report writing and be able to examine and identify good practice in Public Sector evaluation.
- Enhanced understanding of how IAs can embed better policy making and better regulation principles.
- Develop the capacity to realistically solve strategy and policy making problems.
Who should attend
Top and middle managers at the subgovernment levels, policy makers at subgovernment levels, managers of local government, such as honourable commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Local Government Admin, Local Government Chairmen or Mayors and Head of Local Government Commissions.