GAIN THE POLICY EDGE

MGT5GPE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Successful public sector leaders are intelligent, intensely curious and articulate. They know the way governments work and how policies are crafted over time. This practical hands-on program is aimed at government officers and managers who want to develop their policy skills and leadership potential. The subject is ideal for those who currently work in a role which is affected by policy, or for anyone who needs to understand the conceptual framework for the policy work they already do. It challenges participants to think cleverly about policy.  The subject is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to make a major contribution to policy development and policy leadership. Senior public sector leaders from across a variety of portfolio areas share their experiences and perspectives.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MUST be enrolled in LCMPS ONLY

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificGain the Policy Edge WorkbookPrescribedThe Nous Group and IPAA VictoriaIPAA Victoria

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the context and complexity of public policy work

Activities:
Expert policy facilitation, guest speaker insights, case study analysis, group interactive activates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Examine the steps to successful public policy making, including issue analysis, policy options, the budget process, consultation and co-ordination

Activities:
Expert policy facilitation, guest speaker insights, case study analysis, group interactive activates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explore the crucial interaction between public servants and Ministers particularly in relation to the Budget and Expenditure Review Committee and the Public Accounts and Estimates Committees

Activities:
Expert policy facilitation, guest speaker insights, case study analysis, group interactive activates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop public policy skills through practical exercises including the application of case studies and a 2-day simulation culminating in group presentations in Parliament House

Activities:
Case study simulation in Parliament House
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 49-51, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 49 - 51
Five 8.0 hours workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective Journal (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Group presentation (1500 words equivalent per student)30 03, 04
Individual report (1500 words)40 03