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Behavioural insights (BI) course: an introduction (online)

This foundational behavioural insights course provides an introduction to the field of behavioural insights (BI) and an overview of the key principles that drive human behaviour. In this online BI course you will learn about the growth of behavioural insights across governments and discuss a wide range of examples where behavioural insights have been applied to improve policy outcomes.

About this course

This online course will also introduce you to a range of practical methods and tools that can be used to apply behavioural insights to develop more effective policies and services, including BIT’s behavioural insights project methodology (TESTS) and solution design framework (EAST).

This behavioural insights course is the first of five in our BI online series which includes:

  1. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: An Introduction (Online)
  2. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Running a Project (Online)
  3. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Online Experiments (Online)
  4. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Asking Better Questions (Online)
  5. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Communications and Compliance (Online)

Course structure

This behavioural insights (BI) course covers the following content:

BI introduction

Applying BI in government

  • Historical background.
  • Key areas of success.
  • Key limitations & current issues.

BI interventions

  • Introduction to the TESTS methodology.
  • Target activity.
  • Explore activity.
  • Introduction to the EAST framework.
  • Solution activity.


Learning outcomes

At the completion of this behavioural insights (BI) course you will be able to:

  1. Explain what is meant by behavioural insights.
  2. Describe how, when and why human behaviour deviates from traditional economic models and how this affects policy outcomes.
  3. Illustrate examples of how behavioural insights have been applied in practice to improve policy outcomes.
  4. Identify opportunities to apply behavioural insights to improve policy outcomes within your field.
  5. Apply the TESTS and EAST frameworks to a policy problem.

 

Delivery style

This behavioural insights course online will be facilitated through an interactive live video link. Registered participants will be able to connect to the video link using Zoom (available free) and a reliable internet connection is required. Video connection details will be made available to each participant prior to the course via Canvas, the UTS Learning Management System (LMS). Course materials, presentations and/or readings will also be made available to participants within Canvas LMS.

 

In-house training solutions

This behavioural insights course online can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.

Course prerequisites

This online BI course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public. This online course is the first in the BI online course series. Participants are not required to complete all the courses within the series although it is the suggested learning pathway.

  1. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: An Introduction (Online)
  2. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Running a Project (Online)
  3. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Online Experiments (Online)
  4. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Asking Better Questions (Online)
  5. Behavioural Insights (BI) Course: Communications and Compliance (Online)

Who is this course for?

This BI online course is suitable for those who are interested in behavioural insights but are not yet familiar with the fundamentals and want to explore how a behavioural insights approach can be applied to improve policy outcomes within your field.

$485.00

START DATE

19 August

MODE

Online

DURATION

3 hrs

Meet the Expert

Dr Rory Gallagher

Dr Rory Gallagher
Managing Director

Rory is Managing Director of BIT’s work across Australia and the Asia-Pacific, and has been with BIT since its inception in 2010. Based in Sydney since November 2012, Rory led the establishment of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Behavioural Insights Unit – the first Australian agency dedicated to applying BI to public policy – as well as the development of the inaugural Behavioural Exchange Conference (BX2014 Sydney).  Rory holds a PhD in health and behaviour change from Cambridge University, and he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Singapore Civil Service College since 2014.  Prior to joining BIT, Rory worked in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and the UK Department of Education. He is the co-author of ‘Think Small: The surprisingly simple ways to reach big goals’ (2017).

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Book a session

Wed 19 Aug 2020 -
Wed 19 Aug 2020
Expert: Dr Rory Gallagher
  • Online, via zoom video link
  • Online
  • 1 session, 3 hours total
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