Developing effective policies

Developing effective policies

It is important for leaders in community service organisations to develop effective policies to help them manage their organisation. This course teaches you how to evaluate existing policies, design new and improved policies, and guides you on the best way to implement and manage new policies.

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Updated Sep 13, 2018

Are you an emerging or experienced leader in the community services industry, looking to hone your skills in policy development and implementation? If so, this course is just for you!
Who is it for?

This professional development course 'Developing effective policies' is aimed at leaders in the community services industry. However, the insights, information and ideas presented will benefit employees of all levels. After all, we're all leaders in one way or another!

What's included?

The course explores techniques for identifying policy gaps and opportunities within community sector organisations and will guide you through the policy development, validation and approval process. You will also be introduced to strategies for policy implementation, promotion and ongoing review.

It consists of the following elements: 

  • 1 x visually engaging, interactive eModule 
  • A toolbox full of helpful posters and infographics
  • An online quiz where you can test your knowledge.

What will I learn?

By completing this course, we’ll help you to:

  • Analyse existing policies for currency and relevance
  • Facilitate discussion on policy issues and opportunities
  • Develop and implement policies to support organisational goals and objectives
  • Engage stakeholders in consultation and validation processes
  • Obtain approval and sign off as per organisational requirements
  • Monitor and review policy effectiveness and embed ongoing improvement.

How long will it take?

This course will take around 1.5 hours to complete, depending on how deep you want to go. It's broken down into discreet packages, so it's easy to dip in and out of your learning when it suits you. 

Is this course accredited?

This professional development course is NOT accredited. However, the content contained within the course aligns with the unit of competency 'CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy'.