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Nudge theory and behavioural science are game-changers for policy makers. This short course introduces a range of practical methods and tools that can be used to apply BI to develop more effective policies and services, including BIT’s behavioural insights project methodology (TESTS) and solution design framework (EAST).
Spread across four, weekly, three-hour sessions, this highly interactive course will give you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt from the course in between sessions. Each session will include a theoretical component and a short exercise. In between sessions, you will be encouraged to seek opportunities to apply the concepts in the field. Each subsequent session will include a brief recap of the prior one and an opportunity for you to discuss issues you may have encountered when applying the concepts in the field.
The following content will be covered during the course:
At the completion of this short course, you will be able to:
This online course will be facilitated through an interactive live video link. Registered participants will be able to connect to the video link using Zoom. A reliable internet connection will be 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.
This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
Discount codes are available for the following:
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Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in behavioural insights but is not yet familiar with the fundamentals; and who wants to explore how a behavioural insights approach could be applied to improve policy outcomes within their field.
Rory is Managing Director of the Behavioural Insights Team's (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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