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School of Policy Studies

Putting Policy to Work: Policy Implementation in a Complex World
A Course for Policy Development and Implementation Professionals

What This Course is About

In the complex world of policy development and delivery, the devil awaits you in the details. Good policy advice recognizes that implementation is not a separate exercise, but one that has to affect policy formulation right from the beginning. This course will help participants think through:

  • Framing policy advice that takes into account questions of implementation and adaptation,
  • Building implementation into design: cost, procedures, capacity and infrastructure,
  • Building stakeholder voices into policy design,
  • Advising on different delivery options on a specific policy goals,
  • Understanding the mix of delivery issues that arise in association with one achieving a single policy goal,
  • Using tools such as the OPS Inclusion Lens to identify potential or existing barriers within polices to the government's diversity goals,
  • Adaptation and learning in policy roll-out.

Driven by Real Experience

The learning format will be driven by real cases from within the Ontario policy memory bank – case studies that have been developed over the past three years. Practitioners will bring their perspective to these cases. Throughout the course, participants will work with each other to analyze cases and build leading practice ideas to apply in their own environment.

Who Should Attend?

Virtually everyone engaged in formulating and delivering government policies and services will have an interest in this workshop. The workshop is directed to those who are involved in policy analysis, advice and delivery, as well as those who manage and deliver policy decisions.


October 23 - 24, 2013
$895.00 (plus HST)
The University Club of Toronto,
380 University Avenue  – Main Dining Room
Breakfast available 7:30am

Course begins at 8:30am sharp and ends at 4:00pm each day

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014
Venue:University Club of Toronto
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Event and Registration Contact
Marilyn Redmond

Coordinator of External Relations
Telephone: 613-533-6092
Fax: 613-533-2135
Email: redmondm@queensu.ca

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