Program Series Politics and Policymaking
Politics and Policymaking
How can you predict what policies are likely to change? What strategies can you formulate to take advantage of changes? Politics and Policymaking provides a comprehensive understanding of the policymaking process so that you can engage effectively in agenda setting. It will prepare you to monitor and analyze political trends so you can better position your organization to anticipate and engage in policy debates.
Seldom has it been more necessary for career civil servants to fully appreciate the many implications the political environment has on their ability to meet ever increasing public demands. This program on the policymaking process is designed to give government executives and managers an in-depth knowledge of the procedures, practices and personalities engaged in governmental decision making at its highest levels.
With a comprehensive understanding of the federal government and its procedures, you will be able to develop strategies to capitalize on the political environment and potentially reshape it. Your political savvy will be honed so you can ensure your organizational policies reflect the public interest and emerging concerns can be incorporated into programs.
- External Awareness
- Political Savvy
Note: This class is required for the Certificate in Policy Strategy.
This course is part of the Executive Pathways series, and is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.