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Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Implementing Public Policy (Online)

Session Dates:
Faculty Chair

Program Director: Amber Thacher
Session Description

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition and curricular materials.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Economic Development, Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

illustration of scheduleAre you a public policymaker frustrated with the limited impact of your government’s policies? Do you see many policy ideas starting out with promise but ending up incomplete or ineffectively implemented? Are you trying to improve implementation? If so, you are not alone.

In this extended five-month program, you will have the opportunity to work on your own implementation challenge that you are addressing in your city, region, or country with the help of Faculty Chair Matt Andrews and a global cohort of peers. The Implementing Public Policy (Online) curriculum blends self-study modules including video lectures, readings, and individual assignments with live faculty Q&A sessions and peer-learning group sessions. 

To successfully complete this program, you will be required to complete all individual assignments and attend all peer-learning group sessions. These program elements will help you make progress on your implementation challenge. Participants are expected to commit a minimum of three hours/week to live sessions and approximately five hours/week to self-study time. 

Access a draft program schedule here.

“I have learned a great deal not only about public policy implementation but also about teamwork, leadership, delegation, time management, burn out, and other concepts that I can apply for the rest of my career. I particularly enjoyed the fact that we explored both what the research tells us as well as very concrete, actionable methods.”

-Raphaelle Aubert, Board Operations Officer, World Bank Group

Hear from Faculty Chair Matt Andrews

Matt Andrews discusses why he created the Implementing Public Policy executive program.