Comprehensive course analysis
About the course
Seldom has it been more necessary for career civil servants to fully acknowledge the implications that the political environment has on their ability to meet ever-increasing public demands. This course on the policymaking process is designed to give government executives and managers an in-depth knowledge of the procedures, practices and personalities engaged in governmental decision-making at the highest levels.
With a comprehensive understanding of the federal government and its procedures, you will be able to develop strategies to capitalize on the political environment and potentially reshape it. This class will explore how you can engage effectively in agenda setting and policy networks. The course also will better prepare you to monitor and analyze national and international social, political, and economic trends. Your political savvy will be honed so you can ensure your organizational policies reflect the public interest and emerging concerns can be incorporated into programs.
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
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.