Have you ever wondered how intelligence professionals work through complex problems, identify alternative options or futures and test their thinking? Intelligence analysts routinely use a range of structured and group techniques to improve analysis by minimising common biases and groupthink. These techniques can greatly benefit policymakers at all stages of policy analysis and development.
A fee of $2,250 (GST ex) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners.
This course will introduce and teach a set of structured analytic techniques that are drawn from international intelligence best practice for policy thinkers and analysts. You will learn how to use these techniques and identify when each is more powerful to apply within the policy development cycle. Used correctly, the techniques assist individuals and teams in the development of more creative and robust policy advice.
Scope and content
The course is an introduction to structured analysis in a policy context, with a strong focus on practical exercises to learn important techniques and develop the skills to use them well. It will focus on techniques to help you develop new ideas, challenge existing thinking and assess alternatives that may not have been considered.
All the exercises will be focused on the particular challenges of designing and getting agreement on policy. The course will step participants through the process of running successful structured policy analysis, from defining objectives and choosing an appropriate technique, through getting the right people involved and communicating the results. At each stage, the learning will be supported by practical small group exercises, with peer and mentor feedback to participants.
Who should attend / target audience
This course is relevant for anyone working in a policy role – very broadly defined. It is particularly useful for anyone who currently, or aspires to, lead a team, as the techniques covered are very useful for team or group work.
• Two day non-residential, fully-catered program.
• An ANU parking permit will be supplied.
• Course Timings 8:30am - 5:00pm
Places on this course are limited. To secure your place, or to obtain further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.