Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 2 (P219)

How to Evaluate and Recommend Options and Plan their Implementation

This course will be scheduled in the fall of 2022. We will add dates to the website as soon as they become available. For more information please contact Leila at register@pmctraining.com.

Course dates listed will be delivered as live, instructor-led sessions online. 

This workshop follows Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 1 (P201) and will provide both policy analysts and subject-matter experts with several tools that will help them to make smart recommendations to management. Starting with a review of problem-identification techniques, this part looks at assessing and selling of options, program planning and contingencies, and performance measurement and evaluation.

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

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.

This is a two-day workshop in Ottawa.

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

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, 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
  • Outline a plan of action and identify risks
  • Make and sell a recommendation
  • Prepare an outline for performance measurement and evaluation
  • Gain simulated experience through case studies and group work

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Workshop Topics

  • Identifying and understanding the causes of a problem through fishbone and gender-based (diversity) analysis
  • Benefit-cost screening
  • Creating a recommendation
  • Written and verbal briefings
  • Project planning and contingencies
  • Performance measurement and evaluation and logic models

Who Should Attend This Course?

This course is designed for policy analysts, program officers, and subject-matter experts of the EC-2 to EC-8 levels or equivalent and for managers. Previous participation in Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 1 (P201) is usually required.

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