Policy essentials

The delivery of the Policy essentials program supports the ongoing application and incorporation of the Policy capability framework across the public sector.

The program is:

  • contextualised for Western Australian public sector policy practitioners
  • designed around contemporary, real-life examples, and 
  • delivered by experienced policy practitioners working in the sector. 

About the program

The Policy essentials program adopts a blended learning approach, including elements of the 70:20:10 learning approach, and comprises four one-day workshops, delivered once per month over a period of four months. The workshops includes face-to-face delivery, scenario-based activities and active learning, and pre- and post-workshop learning activities that facilitate on-the-job application.

The program targets:

  • those with academic policy qualifications but who do not have substantial on-the-job policy experience; or 
  • those who have entered the policy function as ‘technical experts’ but do not have formal policy training; or 
  • experienced policy practitioners interested in updating their skills and knowledge and developing their leadership and collaboration skills.

Benefits

The program:

  • is designed and delivered by policy practitioners from within the sector
  • provides the opportunity to develop networks with other policy practitioners
  • utilises small group sizes to maximise learning
  • delivers content immediately applicable to the policy function in the workplace
  • follows a hybrid policy cycle
  • provides valuable resources and references for immediate use.

Schedule of dates for 2017

Intake 1

Orientation session – participants and their manager/sponsor 23 February 2017 9:00am – 12.00pm

Workshop 1 – Agenda setting

16 March 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm
Workshop 2 – Consultation and decision making 20 April 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Workshop 3 – Implementation

17 May 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Workshop 4 – Evaluation 

15 June 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Intake 2

Orientation session – participants and their manager/sponsor 6 July 2017 9:00am – 12.00pm

Workshop 1 – Agenda setting

20 July 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Workshop 2 – Consultation and decision making

17 August 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Workshop 3 – Implementation

21 September 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm
Workshop 4 – Evaluation  19 October 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

How to apply

For further information on how to apply download the Program guide and Application form.

Applications for the 2017 intakes close on 3 February 2017.

For queries about the Policy essentials program please contact PolicyCapability@psc.wa.gov.au.


Page last updated 13 June 2017