Behaviour change in public policy

Learn how to apply a behavioural lens to solving policy problems using real examples of behavioural solutions in the public sector. Answer the question: How do you translate awareness of an issue into a behaviour change?

What will you learn?

  • A practical behavioural methodology to support a conceptual exploration of your problem
  • Classic policy tools versus behavioural solutions
  • Influences on human behaviour – how to identify and measure them
  • Common behaviour change mistakes – how to avoid them
  • Working with data to support interventions
  • Tools to increase the odds of behaviour change in a target audience.

Great workshop and content. Valuable and new ways of thinking which I can apply in my workplace.

Who should attend?

  • Executives, managers and program leaders - this workshop has been designed for people leading government programs, and who are keen to understand how behaviour plays a role in the success of their program.
  • Colleagues are encouraged to attend together, as you will be provided with an opportunity to work through your own policy issues as your progress through the masterclass.

All presenters were very professional and with a high degree of expertise and experience in this area.

Who will lead the course?

  • Monash University’s BehaviourWorks Australia (BWA) - the largest applied behaviour change research unit in Australia, with extensive experience partnering with government. Partners include EPA NSW, WorkSafe Victoria and Australia Post.

How much will it cost?

  • $NZ 2,100 (inc. GST)
  • $NZ 1,826 (ex. GST)

ANZSOG alumni receive a 15% discount* 
Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people**
*Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Read more about our alumni community
**Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.

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Workshop fee includes:

  • all learning materials
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Please note the registrations close on Friday, 13 March 2020.

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  • Bring a problem with you! The masterclass will provide you with an opportunity to explore a problem, understand a target audience and use evidence to develop behaviour change solutions that can be trialled and tested.
  • All participants will receive access to ANZSOG’s eLearning site which will include workshop preparation materials and general information.
  • Reading materials will be sent to participants two weeks before the course commences. 

Customised version

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a tailored workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

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Venue information

  • Venue: Wellington (Venue TBC)

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