Successful government policy demands comprehensive and clear implementation and evaluation procedures. To ensure a sustainable agenda, the importance of inclusive stakeholder management with an awareness of emerging trends is crucial to success.
The course has been designed for all those working in policy environments, notably focusing on the later stages of delivery and evaluation.
The programme provides essential skills for ensuring best practice in implementing and evaluating policy, through discussions with leading practitioners and best practice examples. Participants will improve their understanding of the policy cycle, project management techniques and evaluation methodologies, leaving with the ability to communicate and influence the policy process, crucial for those working in governance and other key stakeholders.
This is a specialist training course leading to a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership. Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
consider practical and adaptable approaches to policy implementation and evaluation
gain a understanding of deliverology, innovation and behavioural insights
develop policy implementation and evaluation methodologies
monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
Principles of strategic thinking and policy options
Strategic policy planning summary
Policy planning tools and option analysis
How policy implementation and evaluation fit into the “policy cycle”
Why do we need to focus on implementation and evaluation?
How policy implementation is influenced by different political systems
Ensuring policy design considers implementation
Understanding the issue the policy is attempting to resolve
Importance of understanding the policy scope
Overlapping/conflicting pieces of legislation
Cultural issues within the delivery organisation
How politicians and bureaucrats interact when implementing policy
Using ministers to drive progress
Political standpoints influencing policy implementation
Stakeholders as implementers
Benefits of proper project management
Project management success factors ... and challenges
Ensuring effective and efficient monitoring
International comparisons and benchmarking
Range of institutions
Observing agency outputs
Building evaluation into the project plan
First order and second order impacts
How to assess positive and negative unintended consequences
In depth surveys
Eco metric techniques
Cost-benefit analysis frameworks
Quantitative vs qualitative evaluation
Cost-implications of different methodologies
Questions for Post-Implementation Review
Equality Impact Assessment
Other specific impact tests