Masterclass: Improving Public Policy in a Complex World
Facilitators: Dave Snowden and Thomas Townsend
Governments are struggling to find policies that work for their most important challenges. Emphasis has predominantly been on “policy fixes” and creating responses that are applied uniformly. Although such practices are valid under certain circumstances, they are unable to adequately address emerging issues in todays more volatile and complex world. Increasingly issues are: (1) understood differently by different groups; (2) difficult, or not even possible to address, without the collaboration of many actors; and, (3) subject to varying local conditions and response capabilities.
This 2-day Masterclass is ideal for those in government who would like to learn new approaches and practices that generate better policy analysis, boost the sensitivity of program responses, and increase their impact by using advances in complexity science, sense-making, and resilience thinking. Policy practitioner and researcher, Thomas Townsend and UK-based complexity thought-leader, Professor Dave Snowden, will introduce a new set of leadership disciplines and tools for policy professionals at this training event.
In this course participants will:
- Explore where traditional policy practices are effective and where they are likely to experience inferior results if employed and what to do
- Learn new approaches to real time citizen engagement
- Organize the policy process to take advantage of advances in information gathering to allow more sensitive situation assessment
- Effectively deal with conditions when causal relations between problems and responses may be difficult, or impossible, to establish before action needs to be taken
- Use the Cynefin Framework to improve the building of public strategy
- Employ operational capabilities in new ways to strengthen policy impacts
- Examine Design Thinking as it is applied to complex policy challenges
- Develop better delivery management exploring how vector targeting can produce more effective responses
- Look at evaluation structures that are more responsive to ongoing learning and unanticipated changes in the environment throughout policy implementation.
- Learn to apply tools that extend beyond the limits of current practices.
- Discover how new real time sense-making decision support that can bridge the policy and program implementation divide.
Who should attend the seminar?
Executives, and policy leaders interested in policy innovation and who wish to be better equipped to make sense of whole policy environment.
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