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To develop a robust organisational policy or procedures document, you should maintain a strategic perspective and consult widely. You should research the broader framework, benchmark against other organisations and analyse the issues that could impact policy development. This one-day course will provide you with the skills to manage policy development tasks.

Additional Information: Key Topics:
The key topics for this course are:
- policy development cycle
- stakeholder engagement
- research, analysis and benchmarking
- templates for policy and procedures
- drafting process
- authorisation, implementation and evaluation

This course is a practical workshop, which focuses on active learning though discussion, activities, case studies and critical thinking. The morning session focuses on the policy cycle, engagement and benchmarking. You will then be guided through case studies and activities to develop skills in planning, drafting and presenting policy documents. The afternoon session includes critical analysis of existing policy documents.

The course uses a workbook with tips and techniques for improving your skills. The workbook includes a checklist that will be useful when you are developing policy documents in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this short course you will be able to:
- describe the policy development cycle
- describe the hierarchy of policy documents
- consult with stakeholders and facilitate stakeholder input
- undertake research, analysis and benchmarking
- list the elements of a policy or procedures document
- plan for policy endorsement, authorisation, communication and implementation
- understand the impact of bad writing practices on policy

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