This course has now taken place.

Successful policy implementation is crucial to deliver the key objectives of any new policy. Inability to successfully deliver policy can waste precious time and resources; and will be unable to affect the desired changes set out through policy creation.

This Ensuring Effective Policy Implementation training course explores why policy delivery can sometimes fail and allows you to identify common pitfalls and how to avoid these. It equips you with the tools required to ensure policies achieve the sought-after outcomes.

Attend to learn from real life examples, look at effective stakeholder involvement, and the role of monitoring and evaluation. Understand how to develop and monitor appropriate indicators for successful implementation and delivery.

The course ends with a session on how to write an effective delivery plan for you to take back to your organisation, ensuring you are fully equipped to implement policy effectively upon your return.

Reviews from our previous delegates:

  • “Very knowledgeable and engaging tutor – rare combination. Clearly explained with plenty of opportunity to discuss.” Policy Officer, Parentkind
  • “An invaluable course – insightful and informative, filled with interesting anecdotes and real world examples,” Secretariat and Policy Officer, Cabinet Office
  • “Philip Davis was a very knowledgeable and entertaining teacher about the challenges and successes of policy implementation.” Senior Manager Student Policy, Open University
About the Chair: Dr Philip Davies

Dr Davies is a contributor to the original Green and the Magenta books – the core guidance for those in Government writing and evaluating impact assessments.

From 2000-2007, Dr Davies was a senior civil servant in the UK Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, responsible for policy evaluation and analysis. Before joining the Cabinet Office Dr Davies was a University Lecturer in Social and Political Science at the University of Oxford, and he has held academic positions at the University of Aberdeen and the University of California, San Diego.

Before joining the UK Cabinet Office in November 2000, Dr Davies was a full time academic, having graduated with a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego. He has held academic appointments in the UK and the USA, including Senior Research Fellow at the American Institutes for Research in Washington DC.

Dr Davies has been a leading figure in the development of evidence-based policy in the United Kingdom, and has lectured and consulted in this area across the world. He has been an advisor on evidence-based policy and practice in America, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden. He has worked with the African Union Commission and the World Bank to develop impact evaluations and the use of evidence to reduce poverty in Indonesia, Africa and the Middle East.