Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 1 – 2 Day Online Workshop (PV201)

How to Understand a Problem in Order to Create Policy Alternatives

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This workshop will provide both policy analysts and subject-matter experts with some effective tools that will help them to formulate good public policy. Starting with perceptions of a problem, such as what might flow from a risk assessment, a minister’s office, or media reports, this workshop will help participants to apply an analytical framework and use tools with which they can formulate credible policy options. Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 1 deals with problem-solving and the first part of options-identification. Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 2 (P219) looks at assessment of options and making a recommendation.

This workshop will maximize the amount of hands-on learning through the use of case studies and group work.

This is a two-day virtual live workshop.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the steps involved with policy analysis
  • Identify a clear problem and objective
  • Analyze the causes of the problem, leading to a series of policy and program alternatives
  • Gain simulated experience through case studies and group work


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Workshop Topics

Designed and delivered by a consultant with more than 20 years of experience in policy analysis, this workshop is suitable for those working with strategic or program-level policies. Workshop topics include:

  • Positioning your policy analysis within the needs of management
  • Identifying and understanding the causes of a problem
  • Risk assessment
  • Behavioural and environmental profiling
  • Identification of policy instruments

Register Online

To begin please select your organization's billing address province from the drop down list. (Note: If you are not with an organization, or you are registering personally, please select your own mailing address province.) If you are from out of Canada, please select ‘Out of Canada’ in the drop down.

Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase other workshops.

Details Price Qty
Online Workshop - March 4-5, 2021 [TXON]show details +$1,073.50 (CAD)*  
Online Workshop - March 4-5, 2021 [TXQC]show details +$1,092.22 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - March 4-5, 2021 [TX5%]show details +$997.50 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - March 4-5, 2021 [TX15%]show details +$1,092.50 (CAD)  
Online Workshop - March 4-5, 2021 [TX-NoTax]show details +$950.00 (CAD)  

* price includes taxes



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Who Should Attend This Course?

This course is designed for federal government policy analysts, program officers, and subject-matter experts of the EC-2 to EC-8 levels or equivalent, and for managers.


Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:
• Achievement / Results Oriented
• Analytical Thinking
• Client Service
• Impact / Influence
• Innovation / Initiative
• Leadership
• Management Excellence
• Organizational Knowledge
• Planning / Organizing
• Policy Development
• Problem Solving
• Research, Analysis and Evaluation
• Risk Management and Assessment
• Strategic Thinking
• Values and Ethics
• Working with Others