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Policy Development Fundamentals

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Policy Development Fundamentals

Everything you need to know to support policy development.


Are you new to policy development in the public sector?

Are you committed to a public sector career and keen to understand the integral role policy plays in public service?

During this 2 x Half Day course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required for undertaking the research and analysis essential for developing and supporting policy initiatives.

This includes building your knowledge of the role of research, analysis of problems, formulation of outcomes, policy history, whole-of-government collaboration and engagement and empowerment for people.

This course is ideal for anyone newly stepping into a policy development role or who wants to understand how policy underpins the work we all do.


You will finish the course knowing you can:

  • describe the stages of policy development and where your work fits in.
  • structure policy problems clearly.
  • appropriately apply different types of policy instruments.
  • undertake relevant policy research.
  • engage stakeholders using the right consultation method.
  • recognise the importance of embedding evaluation and monitoring early in the process.
  • Strategic, operational and administrative policy and policy cycles
  • Defining policy problems, desired outcomes and stages of development
  • Consultation, implementation and evaluation
NSW Public Sector Commission Capability Framework

Policy Development Foundations is for people at the Foundational and you will develop the following capabilities:

  • People management: Manage reform and change
  • Results: think and solve problems

Please note: All NSW Public Servants are automatically Affiliate members of IPAA NSW and entitled to Affiliate rates. To activate this, sign up here.

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Terms and Conditions

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 to
Thursday, 16 May 2024
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Professional Members - $845.00 Affiliate Members - $950.00 Non-members: $1065.00

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