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Innovation and ‘Nudge’ Economics – New Policy Frontiers


3 novembre 2016 8:30 à 4:30 Inscription
4 novembre 2016 8:30 à 4:30

19 janvier 2017 8:30 à 4:30 Inscription
20 janvier 2017 8:30 à 4:30

27 février 2017 8:30 à 4:30 Inscription
28 février 2017 8:30 à 4:30

Type d'événements: Bootcamp

The new government has signalled that it expects innovation as well as solid policy advice. This updated course explores new concepts like behavioural or ‘nudge’ economics, integrative thinking and design thinking.

The IOG has developed a unique, 2-day Boot Camp to help you prepare for this exciting and challenging new world of policy development and advice.

Why does ‘nudge’ matter to Government of Canada policy analysts?
Policy is moving in new directions, signaled by Destination 2020. The report announces the creation of a new, PCO-led Innovation Hub that “will provide expertise and advice on emerging areas and will help change the way the Public Service does business. It will also support departments in applying new approaches—such as behavioural or ‘nudge’ economics, big data, and social innovation— to complex policy and program challenges.”

The IOG is ahead of the curve. For the past year, it has been sharing with federal public servants its expertise on behavioural economics in our popular Policy 3 day course. Now we have responded to the challenge of Destination 2020 in designing a 2-day Boot Camp called Innovation and ‘Nudge’ Economics– New Policy Frontiers

Who should participate in this course?
This course is aimed at senior policy advisors and policy managers who want to know what these concepts are all about and how they can use them to ensure innovative policy development and advice, improve program delivery and strengthen their client focus.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts behind behavioural and ‘nudge’ economics, integrative thinking and design thinking.
  • Know how to use these techniques to approach complex real world problems.
  • Understand how these concepts can support public sector decision-making.
  • Understand the implications for the practical policy process in your organization.

What you can expect:

The course is delivered by seasoned policy practitioners, who use practical exercises and real-world case studies to strengthen your understanding of new and innovative policy techniques.  The course uses interactive discussions of key challenges facing policy analysts with a focus on identifying new options to deal with these situations.

What past participants have said about the course:

« The instructors provided great information delivered in an enjoyable learning environment. »

« New theory was combined with useful case studies and practical ‘hands on’ exercises. »

« The variety of teaching tools – lectures, videos, and group work – always kept things interesting. »

« The session provided a range of new ideas and new ways to approach old problems. »

Course fee:
The cost of this course is $1200 (no HST) per person. The price includes expert facilitation, course materials, morning and afternoon coffee, and a buffet lunch on both days.

IOG Promotion! We offer discounts for multiple candidates or group registrations.
Moreover, if you have ten participants or more if we can customize the course to meet your requirements. Let us help your entire staff understand these new and exciting concepts!

Contact Toby Fyfe at tfyfe@iog.ca or at 613-562-0090 x242 for details.


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