Professional Certificate in Strategic Policy Planning

  • 4th - 6th September 2023
  • Virtual Learning


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 Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM 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 ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM 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 30,000 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 AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) 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

Interview With One of the Training Experts

What Learners Say

InvestCayman - CIG

“ I really enjoyed the Strategic Policy Planning course. The trainers were very knowledgeable and possessed interesting and impressive 'real life' experience. They kept the class engaged with funny anecdotes and engaging questions, and gave breaks in between lessons which helped us learners get through the virtual course smoothly. I would definitely recommend this course and look forward to doing another one in 2024. “


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