Policy and Impact Futures
Explore the skills needed to develop fit-for-purpose policy. Introducing the Australian policy cycle – and the frameworks and context surrounding policy – you will learn to navigate real-world policy challenges and complex decision-making environments.
Policy and Impact Futures: Understanding Contemporary Policy Making in Practice
FREE OF CHARGE
for eligible students from ATN member universities.
to students who have completed 3 or more Level 1 Frontiers modules.
All levels of knowledge and experience in this area
This 4-week module is based on the premise that evidence-based policy is at the core of all reform; and that quality government and public policy emerges from, and is formed in, the analysis of key internal and external forces.
It offers you a foundation in the principles, knowledge and skills needed for policy formulation, strategy, implementation and review. Contextualising key policy frameworks, you will explore their impact, real-word challenges and opportunities.
Accompanying the two workshops are pre-readings and reflection tasks, helping you develop a contextual understanding of the topics explored in class. You will complete both an individual and group assessment, exploring a policy challenge and developing a solution.
- What is policy and the context and threats to effective public policy in a complex and changing environment.
- The policy cycle and a staged approach to policy design and implementation.
- The challenges of evidence-based policymaking and influencing decision makers.
- Measuring success and the issues and challenges of evaluating policy impacts.
Over two live online workshops you will explore:
- the critical factors influencing successful policy
- the need for designing results-focused approaches to policymaking
- the importance of getting the evidence base right
- how successful policies can respond to current and emerging circumstances
- how volatile and changing reform agendas shape contemporary challenges into successful policy
- the role of capability uplift in core policy making competencies.
Facilitation team: UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance
Upon completing this module you will be able to:
- Understand what good policy is; and how to develop, implement and review its impacts
- Conceptualise, strategise and practise skills in contemporary public policy making
- Employ techniques for approaching complex policy issues in a volatile and changing environment