Professional Certificate in Strategic Policy Planning


Robust policy is critical for any government department to reach its desired goals. Strategic planning demands a clear role within the policy process to enable effective policy making and improve relationships with all stakeholders.

Course Overview

The course has been designed for all those working in policy environments, whether at the early stages of evaluating policy proposals and options or at later stages of delivery and evaluation.

Through practical case studies, workshops and discussions with leading practitioners in the field, the programme provides the essential skills for ensuring best practice in strategic thinking, planning and managing the policy process from beginning to end. Participants will improve their understanding of the policy narrative and be fully equipped to develop, deliver and assess a range of policy options concurrent with their organisation's needs. Participants will leave with the ability to communicate and influence the policy process, crucial for those working in governance and key stakeholders.

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on The Institute's core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 70,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence

Topics Include:

  • Working with stakeholders in policy development
  • Consultations, statutory obligations and best practice
  • Communicating policy options
  • Option appraisal
  • Delivery chains

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