NEW!!!  NPSIA-PT&D’s Practical Certificate in Policy Analysis, for International and Public Affairs professionals, is organized around the various stages of an applied problem-solving model of the public policy process.  Exercises are used to illustrate their application in the analysis and development of Canada’s international policies.

The pilot offering of this workshop is scheduled for June 5, 2018.

Registration: registration for this workshop is now open.  Please download the registration form here.

Dates: Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Location: Room 3220 Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Duration: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Parking: parking is available on campus
Fee: Special until May 8, 2018: $ 450 + HST. $ 650 thereafter.

What you will Learn:

  • identify a public problem for inclusion on the governmental policy agenda
  • understand the cause or nature of the problem
  • identify the objectives that any potential solution would need to achieve in addressing the problem
  • identify the various alternative solutions and policy instruments that are available to address the problem
  • identify criteria for the assessment of the efficacy of each alternative solution
  • assess the alternative solutions, identifying the advantages and disadvantages associated with each
  • use matrix analysis to compare alternative solutions and assess how well each satisfies the various objectives that need to be achiev

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for junior and mid-level International and/or Public Affairs professionals who are, or wish to become, involved in policy management; representatives of the private and non-profit sectors whose work touches on Canada’s international relations; and individual consultants and others interested in increasing their understanding of policy analysis and strategic planning.

Featured trainer:  Brian Tomlin

Brian Tomlin is retired Professor Emeritus of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton, he has also served as Chair of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton and the University of Ottawa, Editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy journal, and Senior Academic Advisor at the Canadian Foreign Service Institute in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has written extensively on international bargaining and negotiation, public policy analysis, and Canada’s international policies.