Public policy and programs - the essentials

Strategic and effective policy-making involves using the right tools and techniques for the problem at hand and connecting the work into the broader context and political framework.

Be introduced to a range of conceptual models and practical applications that support stronger analytical insight into policy and program development, design and delivery.

Refreshing your skills and exploring the complexities of government policy and programs in an interactive learning environment alongside your peers will help you make a positive impact in your own work environment.

What will you learn?

  • Being strategic about the policy process
  • Policy analysis and option development
  • An understanding of the ‘policy cycle’
  • Policy design for effective implementation
  • Stakeholder engagement

Who should register?

  • Officers or managers in roles involving policy or program development, design and delivery. 
  • People working outside of policy roles who want to be exposed to how policy works.

Dr Walker was very engaging and knowledgeable on a variety of complex issues and the course has assisted me in thinking more strategically about a number of different things in my day-to-day work that I previously would not have.

Who will lead the course?

  • Dr Chris Walker – Deputy Dean (University Relations) at ANZSOG. Dr Walker is an experienced public service practitioner, having worked in senior executive and policy positions across numerous public sector agencies including health, road transport, rail safety and the Cabinet Office. Read Dr Walker's biography

How much will it cost?

$AU 2,100 (inc. GST)

$AU 1,909 (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.

Workshop fee includes:

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

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


All participants will receive access to ANZSOG’s eLearning site which will include workshop preparation materials and general information. 

I strongly recommend the course for others to do as it has really stimulated me and given me a renewed focus in my work. 

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.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.

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Venue information

  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • Address: 1 Binara Street