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When it comes to IT projects, do you ask the right questions—and understand the answers? How can you identify new technology trends that could fundamentally change how your agency does business? Digital Government is designed to provide you with a better understanding of digital technologies such as social media, wireless technologies, and cloud computing—and the barriers that may prevent their optimal use.
You will discuss issues related to the adoption of digital tools, learn the language of this landscape, and develop insight into the economics of digital government.
This course is part of the Executive Pathways series and is required for the Master of Science in Leadership.
- Technology management
- Optimize your agency’s investment in new and evolving technologies
- Expertly discuss issues related to adoption of digital tools and technologies
- Understand how digital technologies may change the relationship between citizens and their government
Politics and Policymaking
How can you predict changes in government policies, and what strategies can you employ to leverage these changes? Dive into the policymaking process. Acquire new thinking on policy formulation in the legislative and executive branches of government. And learn how to analyze political trends so you can anticipate and effectively engage in policy debates.
“I now understand the process involved in changing policy. I’m using this information to solve problems for some of our agency’s stakeholders.” – Class participant
OPM Competency: Political Savvy
MSL Credit Hours: 1
- Assess the various drivers of change in the political environment
- Adopt a framework that increases your impact in policymaking processes
- Engage in policy networks to more effectively respond to changes in the political environment