Executive education calendar

Calendar of Executive short courses

Registrations are now open.
All course levels and descriptors are a guide only.

Public policy courses available by subscription:
All full day subscription courses are $1,350 (GST incl) unless otherwise specified. Classes generally include between 15-20 participants and full day courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Group discounts are available for bulk registrations of 3 or more participants. To receive the group discount, registrations must include full details of all participants attending.

Full list of courses by date is available.

These courses do not need prior knowledge or experience in public policy.

April

04
Apr
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Public sector writing skills

This course will cover the rules of English usage, the principles of style, commonly misused words, and skills in the valuable art of communicating succinctly.

$750 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

May

16
May
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Adaptive thinking for complex policy

In this course participants will learn skills and technique that will assist them in dealing with complex policy and work issues.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

June

06
Jun
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Ethics and public sector work

This course is not available for this intake.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

June

13
Jun
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials 1: understanding the process

This course will explain how policy is made at the national level, highlighting the centrality of the Budget cycle and the importance of understanding your minister and the government for whom you work.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

June

14
Jun
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy essentials 2: using evidence and data

This course will explore how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time, and how to communicate evidence for greatest policy impact. The participants will be given an opportunity to rework the presentation of data or evidence from their own policy area.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

July

04
Jul
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Foundations for strategic policy development

A contemporary public service requires policy makers to be well informed, responsive, collaborative, innovative and cohesive in their approach to policy development – in other words, to take a ‘strategic thinking’ approach to policy development.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

July

25
Jul
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner's guide to microeconomics for the public sector

This course is designed to give economic beginners an introduction to key microeconomic principles. Microeconomics focuses on the decision-making of consumers, households and firms. Basic economic models of decision-making behaviour are introduced.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

July

26
Jul
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Beginner's guide to macroeconomics for the public sector

This course is designed to give economic beginners an introduction to key macroeconomic principles. Macroeconomics focuses on economy-wide phenomena such as inflation, unemployment, financial crises, international trade and economic growth.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

August

01
Aug
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Engaging your policy audience effectively

Organisations seek to influence behaviour through the implementation of policy. Achieving this objective requires people to read the policy, they must understand its contents and be persuaded to implement it.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

August

08
Aug
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Decision-making: using statistics

This practical course will help you learn more about the statistics you use, and give you the skills and confidence to use them.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

September

26
Sep
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Behavioural economics of policy design: the why and how of Nudge

This course will explain how nudge theory and behavioural economics have been used in the public service and what opportunities there are for you to use them in your policy-making and evaluation.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

October

10
Oct
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Excellence in public sector leadership

This workshop has been specially developed for executives and leaders interested in achieving leadership excellence in their role.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

November

14
Nov
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials 1: understanding the process

This course will explain how policy is made at the national level, highlighting the centrality of the Budget cycle and the importance of understanding your minister and the government for whom you work.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

November

15
Nov
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Policy Essentials 2: using evidence and data

This course will explore how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time, and how to communicate evidence for greatest policy impact. The participants will be given an opportunity to rework the presentation of data or evidence from their own policy area.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

These courses assume some knowledge and experience in developing public policy and will explore more complex tools and concepts for building skills and competencies. Suitable for APS officers who have some familiarity and experience in public policy, but are looking to refresh or extend their skills and understanding.

May

02
May
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Behavioural economics: concepts, tools and applications

This two-day course will provide an introduction to the methods used in behavioural economics.

$2,500 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

August

29
Aug
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Better writing

In this course we will look at great writing, good writing and terrible writing, and will consider what makes it so. We will talk about the obstacles to good writing in the organisations for which the participants work.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

November

07
Nov
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Decision-making: using complex data

In this course you will discuss a range of analytical techniques that can be used to answer key policy questions. You will learn how to measure the impact of policy and whether or not a particular policy improves individual lives.

$2,500 GST incl; Group discounts applicable.

November

21
Nov
2018

Crawford School of Public Policy | Executive course

Expert communication for stakeholder engagement

Advanced communication is at the heart of being able to engage stakeholders successfully to ensure that policies are better planned, more accurately informed, are accepted and implemented.

$1,350 GST incl; Group discounts applicable

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