Policy and Program Skills

Professor Mintrom and guest presenters including Hon Bronwyn Pike, Dr Zareh Ghazarian (Monash University), Professor Ross Guest (Griffith University) and Monica Pfeffer (ANZSOG) will guide participants through policy processes to understand the different roles and structures in government, policy cycles, and the definition and analysis of issues to achieve desired outcomes.

“Good public policy and programs can make the world a better place,” Professor Mintrom says. “In complex circumstances, it’s a challenge to define purpose and measure performance, while also dealing with shared authority and stakeholder pressure.”

Key benefits

Professor Mintrom will increase participants’ understanding of policy processes and equip them with the skills to better support decision-makers. This program will benefit people in roles involving policy or program development and design – in any jurisdiction or agency.

You will become more adept at thinking strategically in complex situations often characterised by constant pressure from stakeholders, and you will learn how to more effectively deal with political and pressure group demands.

Working through practical examples, you will learn more about conducting policy analysis and developing effective policy, stakeholder engagement, and how to use economic frameworks and other evidence in policy advice.

Course details

This three-day workshop led by Professor Mintrom will include guest presentations by public sector leaders, interactive discussion and real-world examples.

Policy and Program Skills content will include:

  • thinking strategically
  • understanding context
  • working within the policy process
  • conducting policy analysis and developing options
  • designing policy for effective implementation
  • engaging stakeholders
  • building strategic capacity for policy-making
  • using economic frameworks
  • using different kinds of evidence in policy advice.

Guest presenters on this workshop include:

  • Hon Bronwyn Pike
  • Dr Zareh Ghazarian (Monash University)
  • Professor Ross Guest (Griffith University)
  • Monica Pfeffer (ANZSOG)


$AU 2,450 (incl GST)

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount*

Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people*

*Only one discount is redeemable for each registration. Please contact us for more information

Included in your registration fee is a copy of the following textbook:

Mintrom, M. (2011) Contemporary Policy Analysis (1st Ed.)

Customised version

This workshop can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of the course have been designed specifically for staff in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. To enquire about running this course for your department or jurisdiction, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

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

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Venue information

  • Venue: Karstens
  • Address: 123 Queen Street,
  • Location: Map