Who should attend
No academic qualification is required, and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject.
All teaching is in English (unless a foreign-language course). If your first language is not English, you need to satisfy yourself that you have the required near-native command of the language to get the maximum benefit from studying with ICE.
About the course
All businesses have to deal with Government – even if it’s just paying taxes and abiding by regulations. But increasingly many businesses also engage with Government – over taxes, regulations, research, development, provision of services and so on. Not every business can afford to have its own Public Affairs department or hire expensive PA consultants. This one-day course is designed as an introduction to how British government works – both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of policy and policy-making. In a very interactive, responsive and hands-on way, we’ll explore the ‘tools of government’ and how they impact on your business – and what you can do to engage with them more proactively.
- 09:15 Arrival & registration
- 09:45 Session 1: Tools of Leviathan: what can, and do, Governments do for business?
- 11:15 Coffee
- 11:45 Session 2: Structures of Leviathan: the institutional components of British Government. A framework for business
- 13:00 Lunch
- 14:00 Session 3: Engaging with Policy: Possibilities, Problems and Pitfalls
- 15:15 Tea
- 15:45 Session 4: Practice: Interactions between Business and Government
- 17:00 Day school ends
Biography Carole specialises in public management reform, in particular joined-up government, including integration and mergers, public sector performance policy and management, the role of Parliament in scrutiny, local economic development and local, regional and European governance. Carole has ...
Prof Colin Talbot is recently retired from, and now an Emeritus Professor at, the University of Manchester and also a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. Before becoming a full-time academic in 1990, Colin had a varied career including working in public service. He has extensive ...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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