Webinar - Policy 3: Behavioural "Nudge" Economics

1 day courseIn Virtual
  • April 27, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
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  • June 9, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
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Public servants engaged in policymaking need to develop a set of skills and tools that are adaptive and responsive to the complexity of modern policy issues. These tools can help policymakers design policies that are simpler and more user-friendly. Behavioural economics or “Nudge” economics, are a proven tool in governments around the world for policy development, implementation and engagement that are better aligned with modern policy challenges.

What you will gain

  • How conventional analysis can be supported by behavioural economic insights to improve the design and implementation of public policy.
  • How concepts such as status quo bias, default options, loss aversion, anchoring and saliency bias can be used to “nudge” citizens toward better policy choices.
  • How governments can recognize behavioural biases that commonly affect policymakers and guard against these weaknesses

Who should attend?

Typical attendee profile(s):

Policy analysts, new and experienced, who have an interest in innovation and experimentation in policy and program. Operational and program delivery staff, who want to improve program results and outcomes. Public servants who want to expand their skills in putting innovation into action.

Course fee(s)

$390 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 learningcentre@iog.ca.

Main contact

Learning Centre
(613) 562-0090 ext. 200
1 day courseIn Virtual
  • April 27, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
Register ›
  • June 9, 20211:00pm - 4:00pm
Register ›

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.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country.

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