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Thu 8 Dec 2011, 8:30am–5:00pm
Fri 9 Dec 2011, 8:30am–5:00pm

Where: Cliftons Canberra, 10 Moore Street, Canberra, City, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop: $2,524.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: LiquidLearning

The Managing Policy Projects Workshop 2011.

Project Planning and Resource Management Skills to Enhance Productivity and Produce Actionable Results

Liquid Learning is proud to present The Managing Policy Projects Workshop 2011, a practical workshop that provides an in-depth and interactive learning experience to enable you to:

• Better appreciate and manage the overall policy development process
• Apply a project management framework to your policy projects
• Respond to increasingly demanding priorities
• Manage deadlines and challenges of a high pressure environment
• Achieve more with less and manage your allocated resources more effectively
• Learn how to use projects to implement organisational strategies and policies
• Skilfully manage risks and disruptive forces in policy development
• Effectively control the execution of policy projects from beginning to end

Introducing your Facilitator: Dr Michael Mintrom, Associate Professor University of Auckland

Michael is an associate professor in the Political Studies Department at the University of Auckland, where he offers courses on Policy Analysis, Evaluation, and Research Methods. Michael received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. Prior to that, he received an MAin Economics from the University of Canterbury and worked from 1987 - 1990 as a policy analyst in The Treasury. From 1994 - 2002, he was a faculty member at Michigan State University, where he attained the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He has also been a visiting professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.

Michael has published extensively and consulted to government and private organisations on the topics of policy innovation, the advocacy of policy change, and education reform. In 2003, Georgetown University Press published his latest book, People Skills for Policy Analysts. He has previously authored or co-authored books on policy entrepreneurship, innovation and change in local government, and transport regulation published by Princeton University Press, Georgetown University Press, and the American Enterprise Institute. He recently co-authored a policy report for the Human Rights Commission called Framework for the Future: Equal Employment Opportunities in New Zealand.

In 2001, he received the Miriam Mills Award for an Outstanding Young Person in the Field of Policy Studies from the Policy Studies Organisation in the United States. He has also completed a term as President of the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Michael has presented policy training extensively in Australia and New Zealand with participants continually commenting on the positive learning experience that Michael creates.

Successful policy development is not limited to defining problems and proposing ideas in order to reach a solution. Effective policy professionals need skills to distil ideas and policy goals into clear actions, within definable timeframes to produce the desired outcomes. The purpose of this workshop is to connect the policy development process to a project management framework. Project management techniques and frameworks offer a means of tackling essential policy development issues including planning, research, analysis, managing organisational boundaries, stakeholders and allocating resources.

Book & Pay by 21 October 2011 to receive Early Birds Discounts!

To register or for more information, contact Liquid Learning by email:, by Phone: +61 2 9437 1311, or visit the website: