Innovation and "Nudge" Economics - New Policy Frontiers

0 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

The 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

What you will gain

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.

Who should attend?

Typical attendee profile(s):

Senior Policy Advisors, Policy Managers

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.

What's included

Expert facilitation, course materials, morning and afternoon coffee, and a buffet lunch on both days.

Course fee(s)

$1350 per attendee

As a not-for-profit organization, the IOG does not charge HST.

Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

Group discounts

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or

Main contact

613-562-0090 x200
0 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
This course has no upcoming sessions scheduled.

The IOG value-added

All IOG courses are prepared and taught by those who have held senior positions in the federal government. They are guided by a Learning Committee of senior federal government public servants.

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