Public Policy Development
Effective preparation of Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board Submissions
***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***
This two-day course will empower participants with knowledge of when Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board Submissions are needed and why, writing tips and practice, and strategies for navigating the processes for each.
You will learn some of the strategies for preparing an effective Memorandum to Cabinet (MC) and for moving it through the system without unnecessary delay.
This workshop is designed to provide you with the tools and techniques to support you in carrying out effective consultations. You will learn to maximize the value of stakeholder intervention while minimizing the use of resources.
This workshop builds on the analytical framework established within the Policy ToolBox workshop, first by reviewing the first three analytical steps through a regulatory lens, and then by addressing several other key areas of concern for regulatory programs. You will learn about compliance strategies, drafting instructions, and special tools that help you to make appropriate choices of instruments consistent with the CDSR.
Effective tools for good public policy
***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary five-day duration.***
Designed with both policy analysts and subject-matter experts in mind, this workshop will provide you with some effective tools that will help in formulating good public policy. You will learn how to identify a clear problem and set realistic objectives; how to analyze problems and their solutions; and how to assess and identify the best options.
An introduction to How Policies are Developed
This workshop provides an introduction to policy development for both subject-matter experts and policy analysts. You will learn how policies are developed within government, the difference between big- and small-P policy and policy instruments and a basic analytical framework within which policy can be formulated and analyzed.
This workshop first provides a road map to help participants understand the sequencing of various parts of the legislative process, and to build a planning framework. You will learn how to analyze policy options, manage a project, and write an MC and drafting instructions.
While MCs are used to receive program or policy approval from Cabinet, Treasury Board Submissions (TB Subs) are used to provide new spending authorities. You will learn about the planning environment in which TB Subs are considered and then strategies for preparing an effective TB Sub and for moving it through the system without unnecessary delay.