Policy Analysis Toolbox – Part 2 (P219)

How to Evaluate and Recommend Options and Plan their Implementation

This course will be delivered as a live, instructor-led session online – click here.

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