How to make policy better after the pandemic

Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants and Policymakers


Covid-19 has drastically changed the way governments work. Public servants and policymakers have had to design and implement policies at unprecedented speed whilst faced with the additional challenges of ambiguity and remote working. As a result, many public servants and policymakers have adopted more agile ways of working.

As we look towards recovery, it is time to reflect on what has Covid-19 taught us about policymaking and how we can incorporate these lessons and insights into the future of policymaking.

In this workshop, you’ll hear from experienced policymakers about how Covid-19 has changed the way we do policymaking and what this might mean for traditional policy models and theories, as well as what policymaking might look like in the future.

What you’ll learn:

  • What Covid-19 has taught us about traditional models of policymaking and what future alternatives might look like
  • How to apply agile principles from the pandemic to future policymaking
  • Tips for building an effective virtual policy environment including how to leverage new technologies for collaboration
  • Frameworks for putting policy into action and moving towards a better systems approach

Who you’ll hear from:

Katie Driver is a Learning Associate at Dods Training where she creates and delivers training for individuals, teams and organisations on the development, communication and implementation of public policy.

William Meehan is a senior HR Business Partner working with Home Office Policy groups and the policy profession. He has a wide range of HR experience in strategic business partnering roles and leading key HR functions in a number of government departments.

James Blake is Chief Executive of the national youth charity YHA. Prior to this he worked as Chief Executive of St Albans City and District Council. James also has experience as a senior civil servant in the then Department for Communities and Local Government, where he specialised in policy on local government, regeneration and social inclusion.

Who should watch:

Anybody who is interested in how Covid-19 has affected the policymaking process and what this means for the future.


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