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SHORT COURSE

Contemporary policy challenges

Learn the latest shifts in policymaking – you’ll explore social, political and economic ideas shaping policy at global and national levels. Are you a policy stakeholder? Whether you work in government, planning or community activism, this five-day course is for you.

About this course

Develop your understanding of the ever-shifting world of policymaking in view of globalisation. Learn about policymaking as a framework for describing, analysing and addressing key social, political and economic issues on a global and national level. This course introducers learners to the major challenges and issues confronting contemporary policy makers.

Course structure

Develop your understanding of complex arena of policymaking. Examine major issues relevant to the formulation and implementation of policy such as the role of international organisations, global civil society, public opinion, bureaucracy, technology and interest group participation.

This five-day course offers professionals the latest knowledge on major challenges and issues confronting contemporary policymakers. Bringing stakeholders and policy experts into the room, the subject examines major issues relevant to the formulation and implementation of policy such as the role of international organisations, global civil society, public opinion, bureaucracy, technology and interest group participation.

This course focuses on five main concepts;

  • Economic Globalization and Public Policy
  • Decentralisation and Public Policy
  • Do Politics Matter?
  • Interest groups and influence
  • Public opinion and public policy

 

Learning outcomes 

  • Conceptualise policy making as a framework for describing, analysing and addressing key social, political and economic issues across a variety of policy contexts.
  • Identify supra-national pressures that act on policy makers and influence policymaking at the national and sectoral levels
  • Categorize the grounds upon and issues against which different national governments confront interrelated policy challenges and issues in diverse ways

 

COVID-19 Information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.

Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at ippg.learning@uts.edu.au.

Who is this course for?

Professionals working in public policy who want to develop their capacity in policy making whether working in Local government, the public sector or in NGO’s.

$3,640.00

START DATE

27 July

MODE

On-campus

DURATION

5 days

Meet the Expert

John Wright

John Wright
Associate Professor, IPPG

John is currently the Course Coordinator of the Master of Applied Policy program at UTS. He completed his PhD in the Department of Government at the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne.  John has held post-doctoral appointments at the University of Birmingham in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology working on area-based regeneration schemes, with a focus on participation, decentralisation and methods and processes for health and environmental impact assessments.  He also completed post-doctoral work at the Regulatory Institutions Network in the Research School Social Sciences, Australian National University, on regulation and governance theory. John was a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Policy working on the regulation and new governance arrangements of acute English hospitals. 

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Book a session

Mon 27 Jul 2020 -
Fri 28 Aug 2020
Expert: John Wright
  • 27-29 July and 27-28 August 2020, 9am-5pm | UTS City Campus
  • On-campus
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