Government Analysts: Fostering Creativity & Innovation in Policymaking

Course Summary:

Duration: One Day
Price: £395 + VAT
Dates: 22 May 2018

Our Course Feedback

speech marksI thought it was excellent. Great balance of techniques, different learning media, time to apply and discussion. Will highly recommend to others. 

- HM Treasury OfficialSpeech Marks


speech marksA great range of methods. Very engaging. Appreciated the willingness to adapt and being new ideas from different disciplines to our specific challenges - very responsive.  

- Welsh Government RepresentativeSpeech Marks


speech marksA great breadth from basics of creativity to the process of how to do policy making whilst fostering a creative environment.  

- Dept. for Work and Pensions RepresentativeSpeech Marks


Our background, education, workplace and even friends, can sometimes smother our creativity. Feedback such as 'that won't work' is commonplace. With time and cost constraints, being creative can seem indulgent. It isn't. Not only will creativity enrich policymaking, it is an effective way of making the process faster, simpler and better. It's true that Analysts are logical thinkers but it's an unfair assumption that Analysts / Economists lack creativity. This one-day course aimed at Government Analysts will enhance delegates' creative policy-making skills and encourage innovative ways of thinking from the teams they work with.

Learning Outcomes:

• An understanding of creative policy-making ideas and methods;

• Understanding of when and how to apply creative policy-making techniques in the real world;

• Identify solutions and tackle problems in a timely and cost efficient way;

• Creation of better policy for Ministers and the public more widely;

• Able to facilitate increased engagement, better ideas and a problem-solving mentality, collaboratively;

• Explore the tools and techniques then put them into practice;

• Be aware of the limitations of conventional problem solving approaches;

• Creative thinking techniques and their application During the workshop, participants will:

• be equipped to identify, select and use creative-thinking techniques to generate and evaluate ideas • be equipped to use innovation and critical thinking, both as individuals and in teams

• develop cognitive abilities and use tools to break down the barriers to creativity and innovation

• apply innovation and creative thinking to day-to-day policy work examples 

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