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Evidence-Based Policy Development


Wed 12 Jun 2013, 8:30am–5:30pm
Thu 13 Jun 2013, 8:30am–5:30pm

Where: Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Capital Hill, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Listed by: LiquidLearning

Developing and Implementing a Rigorous, Evidence-Based Approach to Research and Policy Design, Interpretation and Implementation.

Liquid Learning is delighted to present The Policy Officers’ Evidence-Based Policy Development Conference 2013 – the premier information, professional development and networking platform to debate and prepare for the unique challenges of evidence-based policy development. A balance of case studies and expert presentations will allow delegates to develop more complex methods to critically evaluate and assess concepts, experiences and outcomes of primary and secondary evidence-based research, ultimately producing powerful and persuasive policies.

- Embedding a culture of demand for evidence-based policy in a challenging political environment
- Translating science, complex research findings and language into clear, concise and persuasive policy
- Measuring and analysing future economic, social and political impacts of evidence-based policy
- Building enduring communication networks and relationships between policy makers and research professionals

Featured Speakers:
- Professor John Wanna Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Foundation
- Professor, The Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration
- The Australian National University (ANU)

Dr Andrew Leigh MP Federal Member for Fraser, Former Professor of Economics
The Australian National University (ANU)

Phillip Glyde Deputy Secretary
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

David Butt Deputy Secretary
Department of Health and Ageing

Dr Clare Murphy Director, Science Strategic Policy, Science Strategy and Policy Branch, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
Department of Defence

Doris Gibb Assistant Secretary, Ministerial, Parliamentary and Communication Branch
Attorney-General’s Department

Peter van Vliet Assistant Secretary, Migration Planning and Program Management Branch, Migration Visa Policy Division
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Dr Karl Alderson Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch
Attorney-General’s Department

Dr Jenny Donovan General Manager, Strategic Information and Reporting
Department of Education and Communities, New South Wales

Dr Alexander Cooke Manager, Science Policy Section, Science and Research Division
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Dr Geoffrey Hawker Head of Department, Department of Politics and International Relations
Macquarie University

Peter Lee Chief Executive Officer
Internet Industry Association

Susan Garner Director
Susan J Garner and Associates

Peter Cranko Director
Sphere Company

Dr Chris Sadlier Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Organisational Performance, Faculty of Business, Government and Law
University of Canberra

John Smith Principal Consultant
Noetic Group

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About the Event: Evidence-based policy development is increasingly being relied on by organisations to solve complex policy problems. Playing a key role in the Government’s implementation of this rigorous, evidence-based approach is the use of scientific data.
The Policy Officers’ Evidence-Based Policy Development Conference 2013 will bring together speakers and participants from all over Australia and from all levels of Government, Education and Non-Government organisations to investigate future directions and focuses for policy makers.
The event provides an outstanding networking and professional development opportunity for Policy Officers who are new to their role and also experienced Policy Officers, Advisors and Divisional Managers who wish to refresh their toolkit with the latest thinking and approaches.

To request more information or book your place at this practical event, contact Liquid Learning via
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