Policy Analysts' ToolBox

Policy formulation in a science-based department

This workshop provides participants with many of the core skills needed to initiate and refine a regulatory programme or any other kind of programme or policy.

Three days - $750 pp + HST

Contact us for possible dates.


This workshop will provide both policy analysts and subject-matter experts with some effective tools that will help them to formulate good public policy. Starting with perceptions of a problem, such as what might flow from a risk assessment, epidemiological studies, or media reports, this workshop will help participants to apply an analytical framework and use tools with which they can formulate credible policy options.

Who will benefit from this workshop

This course is designed for policy analysts of the EC-3 to EC-7 levels, or equivalent. Experience in policy analysis is not required. Thus, new recruits or seasoned policy analysts will all benefit from this workshop.

What participants learn

  • Identifying the causes of a problem
  • Behavioural and environmental profiling
  • Identifying and evaluating a full range of policy instruments
  • Reviewing alternative forms of regulation (when applicable to the group)
  • Benefit-cost screening
  • Creating a logic model
  • Assessing consequences and tradeoffs

Workshop Facilitator

Ian Hornby

To book a workshop

Contact Ian to discuss how and when he can offer your group a workshop.

Ian Hornby:
Phone: (613) 612-4798
Email: learn@brattlestreet.ca
Website: www.brattlestreet.ca

Last Updated: February 25, 2019

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