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Policy Development And Management Training

5 Day Accredited Training

Unit standards: 120301 NQF Level 5 with 8 credits.

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

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Course Introduction

Formulate and evaluate public sector policies and regulations (120301 Level 5, 8 Credits)

Apply South African Legislation and Policy affecting public administration (120307 Level 5, 10 Credits)

This training programme equips learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to formulate and evaluate public sector policies and regulations within the framework of South African Legislation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the role of government frameworks and institutions in formulating policies and regulations.

  • Identify and interpret public policy issues and problems and relate them to the country’s policy imperatives.

  • Conduct policy design through the evaluation of different policy alternatives.

  • Apply basic cost-benefit analysis techniques to evaluate different policy alternatives.

  • Apply ethical principles to policy design and analysis.

  • Apply financial management techniques in the implementation of sector-specific policy programs.

  • Explain the structures of public policy-making in the South African context.

  • Apply legislation to promote public sector management.

  • Analyse factors affecting policy-making.

  • Apply principles of good governance and ethical behaviour within a public sector setting.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for individuals involved in policy development and management, including public sector officers and strategic executive managers engaged in service delivery activities. It aims to enable learners to acquire expertise in policy analysis, review, and the development of relevant legislation and policies impacting public administration.

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Structures of Public Policy-Making:

  • Discuss various models of constitutional forms to identify the nature of the South African Constitution and the roles played by different stakeholders in public policy-making.

  • Explain the role of courts in contractual law matters concerning public policy.

  • Describe the structure and workings of public sector activities with examples.

  • Describe the structure and the working of different organs of central government with reference to Parliament’s, Cabinet’s, and national departments’ functions.

  • Define capacity requirements for the implementation of policy and legislative instruments to comply with legislation on public financial management.

Legislation to Promote Public Sector Management:

  • Explain the notion of developmental government in the South African context.

  • Explain the link between outputs, outcomes, and measurable objectives in the context of public financial management.

  • Define the principles of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in the context of public sector management.

  • Define the role of good quality and timely information in terms of sound financial management.

Analyse Factors Affecting Policy-Making:

  • Analyse macroeconomic principles in terms of their impact on public policy-making.

  • Analyse socioeconomic factors and concepts in terms of their impact on policy choices.

  • Review previous policies to determine how policies were developed and compiled.

Good Governance and Ethical Behaviour:

  • Define and apply the concepts of political and managerial accountability and separation of responsibilities to the implementation of a sector-specific policy programme.

  • Discuss and apply the concepts of accountability, transparency, integrity, and ethics to the implementation of a sector-specific policy programme.

  • Explain the principle of participatory governance with reference to setting new policy instruments.

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