Principles of Policy Advice: Submissions & Briefing Masterclass
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This one-day masterclass is specifically designed for civil servants and individuals working closely with the public sector who seek to enhance their skills in policy analysis, development, and communication. This intensive course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of policy advice while offering practical tools and techniques to help them excel in their roles. By focusing on real-world applications and drawing on the expertise of seasoned professionals, this masterclass seeks to empower participants to navigate the complexities of the policy environment, improve the quality of their advice, and contribute to the development of more effective policies.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles of policy advice and differentiate it from political advice.
- Recognise the role of officials in policy advice and the various paradigms that guide its practice.
- Conduct policy analysis by identifying policy problems, following the policy analysis process, and utilising evidence-based methodologies.
- Comprehend the dynamics of the official-ministerial relationship in policy advice and the roles of various stakeholders, including officials, ministers, political advisors, and external experts.
- Craft a policy brief that effectively communicates the nature, objectives, and potential impact of proposed policy solutions.
- Develop a persuasive written submission tailored to its intended audience, emphasising the nature and potential impact of the proposed policy recommendations.
- Deliver oral policy advice and evidence, considering the nuances of policy presentations and the best practices for providing oral evidence.
- Utilise the principles of effective communication, persuasion, and rhetoric to turn policy advice into actionable policy messages.
- Apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the course in a practical session, working in groups to tackle a real-world policy problem and present a brief to a simulated minister.
- This comprehensive course will provide participants with a solid foundation in the principles and practice of policy advice, preparing them to effectively analyse policy issues, develop evidence-based recommendations, and communicate their advice persuasively to decision- makers.
Policy Advice and Policy Analysis
Ministers, Policy Advice and a Policy Brief
|12.15 - 13.30||
|13.30 - 14.30||
Oral and Written submissions
|14.30 - 15.00||
|15.15 - 15.30||
Feedback on briefings and communicating policy advice