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Developing Policy that Makes a Difference

21 April @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Developing Policy that Makes a Difference

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: $605 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

Officers from all departments of Council with responsibility or aspirations for developing Council policy positions, and anyone who wants to learn more about the role of policy in Council and the process of developing it.



Policy shapes how local government does business every day. Councils create and apply policy to guide their day to day decision making, meet their obligations, address conflicts and challenges, and shape the future of their communities. This course is about starting the policy development process with the end result in mind, and using best practice to maximize impact and success.

With a focus on sound process and practical considerations, the session will incorporate examples from Councils’ core business as well as participant experiences and contributions.


Key Learnings

  • Understand the role of policy in Councils’ work;
  • Understand the context of policy making including legislation, governance arrangements, and the public interest;
  • Identify possible challenges to creating effective policy and develop strategies to overcome these challenges;
  • Clearly establish the purpose and scope of a policy, and a plan for its development;
  • Effectively seek information required to produce policy, including relevant input from others;
  • Prepare policy documents that are logically structured, clearly written, and appropriate for the user; and
  • Create a plan for promoting and supporting implementation of a new policy, and monitoring and reviewing its impact.



Victoria Haupt has been working with local government in strategy and policy development for almost 15 years. Qualified in urban and regional planning and training and assessment, she is the founder of writing and consulting practice Concise www.concise.com.co   


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.
Please understand that by registering you are accepting our policy conditions. For a copy of our policies, please click here.


Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost (inc GST) Self Enrol Enrol on Behalf of Others
Developing Policy that Makes a Difference 21 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 $605.00


21 April
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000
LG House, 148 Frome St Adelaide 5000 Australia

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