12-13 Dec 2023

Delivering Effective Policy

Accelerating your capability & capacity to deliver effective policy
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Explore the landscape and tools of public policy development

This Masterclass explores the landscape and tools of public policy development – the formal and informal structures of policy making, and how policy officers can navigate these structures and thrive in their role in the policy development process. With a mix of theory and practical real-world insights, you will learn the mechanics and nuances of public policy and understand the various forces impacting policy development as well as amplify your skills base for effective policy development. It will you with the tools to enjoy and thrive in such an environment and play a future leading role in public administration. It is focused on improving your policy development capacity and understanding, and equips you with three key learning outcomes:

  •  A greater knowledge of the structures and the environment that impact policy development.
  • An increased technical understanding of the tools and mechanics of good policy analysis, development, and implementation.
  • Understanding of the leadership skills required to drive good policy development and provision of tools, and techniques you can apply to engage and manage stakeholders

Learn how to:

Hone and improve your capacity to deliver quality policy advice

Ensure policy proposals are backed up by evidence

Understand and balance short and longer-term demands and policy needs

Build your skills, tools, processes, and knowledge in the design and delivery of policy

Fit all the pieces together for the effective delivery of policy

Articulate a clear vision with a focus on outcomes

Familiarise yourself with newer methods of assessment such as user-centred design, behavioural insights, and data analytics (as well as AI)

Manage stakeholder engagement and decision-making

Learn how to balance control and flexibility to deal with uncertainty

Learning how policy failures can offer insights

Meet your facilitator

Aaron Johnstone

Founder & Director, Interact Policy & Industry Solutions

Aaron Johnstone is Founder & Director of INTERACT Policy and Industry Solutions, a policy consultancy supporting greater collaboration between government and industry.

Who will attend?

This course will be of value to all involved in planning for & producing policy. It is designed for public servants who are new to policy or have some policy experience. It is tailored to facilitate deeper learning and support policy offers/managers to learn or enhance their knowledge of the mechanics and nuances of public policy and to understand the various forces impacting on policy development. It is also appropriate for those in private and non-government sectors who work closely with government on policy and delivery issues such as lobby or industry groups.

Content is relevant for job titles/ functions such as:

  • Policy Officers/Managers/Analysts/Advisors
  • Senior Policy
  • Senior Managers who work with policy
  • Policy Practitioners in service divisions
  • Policy Units/teams
  • Government Relations
  • Planning Managers
  • Cabinet office team members who manage ministerial briefings
  • Secretariat branches and offices
  • Program/Project or Governance roles who wish to deepen understanding
  • Elected Members / Councillors in Local Government
  • Staff who aspire to work in a policy role, but currently don’t


Masterclass content designed by the facilitator is cogniscant of and informed by the Australian Policy Handbook as well as the facilitator’s lived experience working in policy development

All times shown are in AEDT



Masterclass location
12-13 December 2023
09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Online | Virtual Interactive


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