Government Analysts: Developing Creative Thinking Skills for Effective Policy and Decision Making

Course Summary:

Duration: One Day
Price: £495 + VAT
Dates: Please get in touch
Location: Central London

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speech marksOne of the best courses I've attended. Lots of practical frameworks that I can use in my work. 

- HM Treasury OfficialSpeech Marks


speech marksThe most useful course I have been on, in terms of skills learnt which I can apply back at work.  

- HMRC EconomistSpeech Marks


speech marksA great breadth from basics of creativity to the process of how to do policy making whilst fostering a creative environment.  

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Our background, education, workplace and even friends, can sometimes smother our creativity. Feedback such as 'that won't work' is commonplace. With time and cost constraints, being creative can seem indulgent. It isn't. Not only will creativity enrich your decision making and policymaking, it is an effective way of making the process faster, simpler and better. It's true that Analysts are logical thinkers but it's an unfair assumption that Analysts / Economists lack creativity. This one-day course aimed at Government Analysts will enhance delegates' creative policymaking skills and encourage innovative ways of thinking from the teams they work with.

Learning Outcomes:

• An understanding of creative decision making and policy-making ideas and methods;

• Understanding of when and how to apply creative policy-making techniques in the real world;

• Identify solutions and tackle problems in a timely and cost efficient way;

• Creation of better policy for Ministers and the public more widely;

• Able to facilitate increased engagement, better ideas and a problem-solving mentality, collaboratively;

• Explore the tools and techniques then put them into practice;

• Be aware of the limitations of conventional problem solving approaches;

• Creative thinking techniques and their application During the workshop, participants will:

• be equipped to identify, select and use creative-thinking techniques to generate and evaluate ideas • be equipped to use innovation and critical thinking, both as individuals and in teams

• develop cognitive abilities and use tools to break down the barriers to creativity and innovation

• apply innovation and creative thinking to day-to-day policy work examples 

For the full course outline, or to book, please contact us.