Policy Officers Conference

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With topics selected by Policy Officers from federal and state government departments and presentations coming from experienced policy practitioners and experts in this space, this conference will leave those in attendance better placed to effectively manage their role and ultimately develop more successful and sustainable policy.

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Policy Officers Conference

  1. 1. Policy Officers Conference A practical guide to becoming more effective in your role 23rd & 24th February 2011, National Convention Centre, Canberra Hear presentations from: Hear practical advice from: Kerry Smith Blair Comely Assistant Secretary, Water Policy Branch Peter Bridgman Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Deputy Secretary Director Population and Communities Dept of Climate Change and Energy Decisive Consultants Penny Croser Efficiency Pty Ltd Head of Policy and Business Services Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Alison McClelland Authority Executive Director, Dr George Argyrous Strategic Policy, Paul Dworjanyn Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Research and Assistant Secretary, International Studies Forecasting Budget Coordination The University of New South Wales Adjunct Faculty Australia and New Zealand School of Government Dept of Planning Budget Group and Community Dept of Finance and Martin Graham Development, VIC Deregulation General Manager, External Relations Policy Department of Education and Training, NSW Professor Scott Prasser Executive Director, Public Policy Institute Learn how to: Australian Catholic University Dr Trish Mercer Balance good policy process with political Consultant and Former Group Manager realities Research, Analysis and Evaluation Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Effectively gather and utilise evidence Cathy Taylor Write effective briefings and give Executive Director, Policy and Performance Child Safety, Youth and Families Ministers what they want Department of Communities, QLD Conduct successful consultations Ian Goss General Manager, Business Development & Strategy Group Develop implementable policy IP Australia Associate Professor Geoffrey Hawker Deputy Head of Modern History, Politics and International Relations Macquarie UniversityPre & Post Conference Workshops Associate Professor Jo Baulderstone Director, Flinders Institute of Public PolicyWorkshop A Workshop B Flinders UniversityEffectively managing your Developing implementable Jacki SteelPolicy Officer role policy Manager Regional Futures Growth Management Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning, QLD Martina Nightingale, Managing Director Clear Message Network Senior Representative Early Booking Discount: Indigenous Policy Branch Department of Families, Housing, Community Services Save up to $500 when you and Indigenous AffairsResearched by: register and pay by 17 December 2010 To Register ☎ 1300 316 882 1300 918 334 registration@criterionconferences.com www.effectivepolicyofficers.com
  2. 2. increase your effectiveness To register and ensure the development of robust, sustainable policy fax back the registration form to 1300 918 334A ustralia’s policy problems are becoming increasingly complexand as a result, we need to boost policy or call our customer service department on 1300 316 882capability.Policy Officers, and those in similar roles make up the bulkof our policy professionals, consequently, it is crucial that This conference is designed for Federal, State andthey are as effective as possible in their roles. Local government representatives in the role of:To survive and thrive, Policy Officers need to have an Policy Adivsorexcellent grasp of their role, of the processes demanded Policy Officerby government and the parliament, and be able todevelop high quality policies, built on evidence that will Policy Analystdeliver desired outcomes. The Policy Officers Conferencehas been designed with this in mind.With topics selected by Policy Officers from federal andstate government departments and presentations coming Who shouldfrom experienced policy practitioners and experts inthis space, this conference will leave those in attendance attend?better placed to effectively manage their role and ultimately Policy Managers/develop more successful and sustainable policy. Associate Directors Secretary PolicyIf you’re a Policy Officer (or equivalent) and you want tobecome more effective in your role then this conference is amust for you. Group Branch Manager Manager Policy Policy Delegates will learn how to: • Effectively manage the various aspects of the policy SPonSoRSHiP oPPoRTuniTiES development process • Balance good policy process with political realities Make Your Mark • Write effective briefs We work closely with corporate partners to create • Develop policy that will survive the roll out unique and innovative tailored sponsorship packages that best meet specific marketing, business development and corporate entertainment objectives. Contact Melik on Tel: 02 9239 5785 and find out how you can make your mark on this industry. Team Discounts Register a team of 3-4 – save 10% off the standard price Register a team of 5-6 – save 12% off the standard price Endorsed by: Register a team of 7-8 – save 15% off the standard price If you want to register a group, please feel free to call us on 1300 316 882 and we will coordinate your registration to ensure it’s as easy and as cheap as possible. Media partner: Only one discount can be used per booking. To Register ☎ 1300 316 882 1300 918 334 registration@criterionconferences.com www.effectivepolicyofficers.com
  3. 3. Day one Wednesday 23rd February, 20118.30 Registration, coffee & networking Overcoming challenges9.00 Welcome remarks from the Chair 12:00 Advice on becoming more effective in your Policy Officer roleFrom theory to practice • Explore the skills required to be an effective policy officer • Advice on overcoming common challenges9:15 Applying the policy cycle in the real word Cathy Taylor • A recap of the policy cycle Executive Director, Policy and Performance, Child Safety, • How the policy cycle fares in the current context – Youth and Families strengths and weaknesses Department of Communities QLD • Lessons for Policy Officers on how to balance the day-to- day demands of the role, and the political context, with the 12:45 Networking lunch theoretical basis of the policy cycle Alison McClelland 1:45 Achieving a balance between good policy & good politics Executive Director, Strategic Policy, Research and Professor Scott Prasser will provide an interactive session Forecasting using key concepts and case studies to engage discussion Department of Planning and Community Development, Professor Scott Prasser Interactive VIC Executive Director, Public Policy Institute Australian Catholic UniversityEffective evidence-based policy development10.00 Evidence-based policy development – from theory to practice Evaluation – an integral part of decision making • The benefits and limitations of evidence 2:30 Understanding evaluation • Building partnerships with researchers to ensure the • Why evaluation should be an integral part of decision effective translation of research into policy making and not just an after thought • Advice on effective analysis – sorting the wheat from the • Understanding the evaluation process chaff • Accessing evaluation evidence and assessing its validity Dr George Argyrous Associate Professor Jo Baulderstone Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Director, Flinders Institute of Public Policy International Studies Flinders University The University of New South Wales Adjunct Faculty Australia and New Zealand School of Government 3:15 Afternoon tea & networking10:45 Morning tea & networking Conducting effective consultations11:15 A practitioner’s guide to evidence-based policy development 3:45 Conducting effective consultations with stakeholders for sustainable policy • Benefits and challenges of an evidence-based approach to policy development • Identifying your stakeholders • Building productive relationships with researchers and • Determining the most appropriate time for consultationsKeynote academics – ensuring you’re ‘on the same page’ and • Selecting the most accurate method of consultation ‘speak the same language’ Jacki Steel • Effectively utilising research Manager Regional Futures • Balancing the need for evidence and good policy process Growth Management Queensland within the political realities of your role Department of Infrastructure and Planning, QLD Blair Comely Deputy Secretary 4:30 Consultation for policy success Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency • Knowing your stakeholders • Consulting with them effectively • Case studies Ian Goss General Manager, Business Development and Strategy Group IP Australia 5:15 Closing remarks from the chair & close of day one Website: www.effectivepolicyofficers.com
  4. 4. Day Two Thursday 24th February, 20118.30 Registration, networking and coffee Policy making in challenging environments9.00 Chairs opening remarks & recap of Day One 12:45 Networking LunchInforming your policy writing 1:45 Developing policy in sensitive environments • Policy development in the Indigenous space9:15 Understanding the budget process • Developing policy in a highly sensitive environment and • A recap of how the budget process works under public scrutiny • What Policy Officers need to know about the budget • Consulting effectively with stakeholders process Senior Representative Paul Dworjanyn Indigenous Policy Branch Assistant Secretary, Budget Coordination, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services Budget Group and Indigenous Affairs Department of Finance and Deregulation 2:30 Developing policy in a complex, challenging10:00 What Ministers want environment • What constitutes quality policy advice for Ministers – • Challenges in developing policy in complex and contested findings from research areas • What Ministers regard as value-added briefings to support • Balancing the desire for good policy and successful decision making process with political realities • Tools and techniques to improve briefings and evaluate • Knowing and engaging effectively with stakeholders effectiveness • Building productive partnerships and working across government Trish Mercer Consultant and Former Group Manager for Research Kerry Smith Analysis and Evaluation Assistant Secretary, Water Policy Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Relations Population and Communities10:45 Morning tea & networking Developing implementable policy11:15 Advice on policy writing 3:15 Afternoon tea & networking • How to write for multiple readers • How to get your message across 3:45 Dilemmas & choices in policy implementation • Tips for writing and editing your own work • Implementing the right answers to the right problems Martina Nightingale • Bridging the gap between policy and implementation Managing Director • Design features that turn sound policies into effective Clear Message Network programs Martin Graham12:00 Laying the foundations for successful policy General Manager, External Relations Policy • Knowing your stakeholders and selecting the right Department of Education and Training NSW approaches to consultation • Accessing the right evidence and utilising it effectively 4:30 Developing policy with implementation in mind • Balancing evidence and ‘community good’ with political • Understanding implementation and the challenges that can realities arise Penny Croser • What Policy Officers can do during the development phase Head of Policy and Business Services to ensure smooth implementation Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery • How to formally address implementation in the policy Authority cycle Associate Professor Geoffrey Hawker Head of Department, Department of Politics and International Relations Macquarie University 5:15 Closing remarks from the chair and close of conference Register by 17 December and save up to $500 Early booking discounts apply – the earlier you book the more $$$ you save
  5. 5. Workshops Tuesday 22nd February, 2011 Friday 25th February, 2011Effectively managing your Policy officerrole ...and what the minority governmentmeans for you Developing implementable policyPre-conference Workshop A Post-conference Workshop BTuesday 22nd February, 2011 Friday 25th February, 20119:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm With Australia’s policy problems becoming more complex and The policy environment is littered with policies that promised with minority governments becoming increasingly common, the a lot but delivered little due to inadequate consideration of expectations on Policy Officers are mounting. implementation. To survive and thrive in this environment, Policy Officers Implementation is not the end of the policy process; it must be as effective as possible. They must have an is something that should be at the forefront of policy excellent grasp of their role, of the processes demanded by development. government and the parliament, be able to develop high quality policies built on evidence, and work effectively with This highly practical workshop, led by one of Australia’s the realities of uncertain politics. leading public policy experts, will assist you in developing implementable policy. Policy that will survive the roll out and This practical workshop has been designed to assist Policy achieve its outcomes – after all, that’s the aim of the game. Officers. Facilitated by Peter Bridgman, one of Australia’s leading public policy experts and co-author of the widely Structured in a logical step-by-step format and informed by both utilised The Australian Policy Handbook, it will unpack the most theory and real examples, this workshop will cover: challenging aspects of the role and provide you with a guide to managing them effectively. • Understanding the meaning of implementation and where it fits into effective policy development It will also explore what the minority government means for • Some of the challenges around implementation and lessons that Policy Officers both in terms of challenges and opportunities. can be derived from this • Effectively managing the policy development process to ensure Attend the workshop and learn: successful implementation; defining the problem, reviewing the options, gaining resources, allocating responsibilities, recruiting • The patterns and rhythms of public policy, both in theory and staff to do the job practice • The keys to building strong and productive partnerships, both Expert Facilitator: Professor Scott Prasser is a internally and externally professor of public policy at the Australian Catholic • Rigorous analysis and the place of evidence University. Scott has worked in senior public service • Understanding policy processes and decision making, advisory roles in State and Commonwealth Government especially in minority governments departments as well as in Ministers offices. Scott has held branch • Understanding the institutional and real world context of public director positions in the Departments of Premier and Cabinet, policy State Development, Tourism, Small Business and Industry and Welfare Services. In these roles Scott was responsible for Expert Facilitator: Peter Bridgman is a consultant delivering programs to target groups that required properly with expertise in public policy, governance and developed marketing strategies to ensure program take-up and ethics and integrity issues. He has directed his own minimise resistance and political controversy. Scott has also consulting business, Decisive Consultants Pty Ltd, reviewed government programs and developed new policy since 2006. Before that, Peter was a senior public servant, with proposals based around their ability to be implemented. appointments as head or deputy head of various government agencies and departments including the Queensland Premier’s Department; Education; and the Arts. He has been Cabinet Secretary, Corporate Counsel of a major government department and has experience across a range of policy areas including corrections, child protection and justice administration. Peter is author of leading text book, The Australian Policy Early booking discounts Handbook, now in its 4th edition, with Prof Glyn Davis and Dr Catherine Althaus. apply – the earlier you book the more $ you save Early booking discounts apply – the earlier you book the more $$$ you save
  6. 6. Registration Page Policy Officers’ Conference: 23rd & 24th February, 2011 Conference Workshops: 22nd & 25th February, 2011 Event Prices Register & pay by Register & pay by Standard price Tick relevant box 17 Dec 2010 28 Jan 2011 after 28 Jan 2011 $1999+GST $2199+GST $2299+GST 2 Day Conference =$2198.90 =$2418.90 =$2528.90 SAVE $300 SAVE $100 $2899+GST $3099+GST $3299+GST 2 Day Conference + =$3188.90 =$3408.90 =$3628.90 Workshop A or B SAVE $400 SAVE $200 Brochure Code: $3799+GST $3999+GST $4299+GST CC*WEB 2 Day Conference + =$4178.90 =$4398.90 =$4728.90 Workshop A & B SAVE $500 SAVE $300 Audio CD Please send me _____ set(s) $899 + GST = $988.90 If there is a package you require that is not mentioned above, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a quote. *GST is charged at 10%. Registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and conference documentation. Full payment must be received prior to the conference to ensure admission. How To Register Delegate Details Please complete: (Please photocopy for additional delegates)online:www.effectivepolicyofficers.com Fax: 1300 918 334 DELEGATE ONETel: 1300 316 882 Mail: Delegate Forename: _________________________________________________ Criterion Conferences Pty LtdEmail: PO Box R1478 Delegate Surname: __________________________________________________registration@criterionconferences.com Royal Exchange, NSW 1225 Job Title: ____________________________________________________________ Company/Organisation: _______________________________________________ Team Discounts Email: ______________________________________________________________Register a team of 3-4 – save 10% off the standard price Telephone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________Register a team of 5-6 – save 12% off the standard price Postal Address: ______________________________________________________Register a team of 7-8 – save 15% off the standard priceIf you want to register a group, please feel free to call us on DELEGATE TWO1300 316 882 and we will coordinate your registration. Delegate Forename: _________________________________________________Only one discount can be used per booking. You Delegate Surname: __________________________________________________ can also complete this Job Title: ____________________________________________________________ Venue application Company/Organisation: _______________________________________________ onlineNational Convention Centre, Canberra Email: ______________________________________________________________31 Constitution AvenueCanberra, ACT 2601 Telephone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________Ph: 02 6276 5200 Postal Address: ______________________________________________________Cancellations: Signature:___________________________________________________________Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extracharge. Approving Manager’s Name: __________________________________________The company regrets that no cancellations will be refunded, coursedocumentation will, however, be sent to the delegate. For an event cancelled How To Payby Criterion Conferences registration fees are fully refundable. Number of delegates:____________ Total amount (inc GST) $________________Privacy Policy:Any information provided by you in relation to this conference is collected Credit card: Visa Mastercard American Expressby Criterion Conferences and will be added to our database with the sole Bank Transfer (details below) Chequepurpose of providing you with information about future conferences and Please make payable to Criterion Conference Pty Ltd & mail to Criterion Conferences,services. If you do not wish to be added, please tick here when you fax PO Box R1478, Royal Exchange, NSW 1225 Quote 4541 on the remittance.back your registration to 1300 918 334. Please invoice meChanges to Conference and Agenda: Cardholder’s name: _______________________________________________________Criterion Conferences reserves the right to alter the programme withoutnotice and is not responsible for any loss or damage or costs incurred as a Card No.: Expiry:__________result of substitution, alteration, postponement or cancellation of any event.Criterion Conferences ABN number: 50 878 562 414 Signature:________________________________________________________________ Bank Transfers: Account Name - BSB Code: 032-249 Criterion Conferences Pty Ltd Account Number: 23-2532 Gi12816 Bank Name: Westpac Ref: 4541 Address: SHOP LG 4/5 THE BROADWAY S/C, Broadway, NSW 2007 Website: www.effectivepolicyofficers.com

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