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Leading Policy and Organizational Change in Government


In this course, you will learn how to increase organizational change readiness by designing strategic policy as an effective driver of organizational change.


Leading change with stakeholder buy-in and sound analytical processes

The increasing pace and volume of change find organizations struggling to respond effectively. As a leader, you face similar challenges and must improve employee change readiness. Yet organizational inertia is difficult to overcome, and your employees have learned to operate, even prosper, under current policies and processes. Your success lies in helping employees commit to change, driven by innovative policy, buy-in, AND support from stakeholders at all levels.

Utilize Policy to Drive Organizational Change

The increasing pace and volume of change find organizations struggling to respond effectively. Learn to alleviate this problem by designing strategic policy as an effective driver of organizational change.

Concentrated Stakeholder Buy-in

Garner support from important stakeholder groups based on their interest in, and power to shape, the organization's strategic policy and keep them informed of activities involving Congress.

Communication and Change Management

Manage change effectively by assessing readiness for change, factoring readiness into the implementation plan, monitoring compliance, and mitigating points of resistance.

Internal/External Resistance Mitigation

Examine how three kinds of organizational change can generate various points of resistance across the organization (as well as externally) and learn to mitigate and/or alleviate the resistance to organizational change.


Module 1 - Using The Policy Function to Drive Change and Innovation in Government

  • Understand how policy is formulated in government and why it is key to leading change
  • Key elements in defining policy

Module 2 - Policy Innovation: Developing Breakthrough Strategies

  • Acquire skills to lead policy change
  • The organization and mobilization of change agents
  • Utilizing data analytics for policy development

Module 3 - Achieving Stakeholder Buy-IN for Policy Change

  • Articulate why change and - its management - are important
  • Understanding interest versus power
  • Fusing legislative relations into policy change efforts

Module 4 - Assess Internal and External Resistance to Change

  • Describe what makes people embrace or resist change
  • Types of change i.e. incremental versus radical change
  • Identification and management of risks

Module 5 - Communication & Change Management Plan Rolling out your Change

  • Describe the role of communication in leading successful change
  • The phases of change management

Module 6 - Establish Accountability for Change Implementation

  • Define Practices that help implement and sustain change
  • Assessing change management activities
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What Clients Are Saying

The content of the sessions and presentations was informative, thought-provoking, motivational and extremely educational for me and my team.

Maria F.
GPS 2021 Attendee