Utilising data for policy design, implementation & evaluation
Conference Date
20th & 21st May 2020
Location
Live Stream
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Day 1 - Wednesday 20th May, 2020

9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Frances Martin
Director of Place-Based Design & Evaluation, Service Systems Reform
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Utilising data insights & evidence to support policy & programs
9:20
Delivering data-driven and evidence-based policy
  • Leveraging data analytics to generate insight
  • Building data analytics and digital capabilities for policy lifecycle
Angkana Whiley
Executive Branch Manager - Data & Analytics, Office of the Chief Digital Officer
ACT Government
10:00
GROUP SPEED NETWORKING VIA ZOOM

Delegates would use a link to join a Zoom group where they would be randomly shuffled into breakout groups where they would have the opportunity to meet other delegates digitally. After a few minutes, the delegates will be shuffled into new groups to meet other attendees.

10:30
Morning break
Leveraging innovative approaches for policy design
11:00
How government works better with the community to improve local outcomes
  • Policy work stream: Designing changes to the way government works to better support place-based approaches
  • Practice stream: Collaborating with community to improve local outcomes
  • Learning stream: Building a learning system to support sharing of evidence and experience
Paul Flowerdew
Director Strategic Policy & Project
Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC
11:40
Accelerating the implementation of evidence-informed policy making and service design: Innovations in implementation science and practice
  • Understand why the source and quality of evidence used to inform policy making and service design matters
  • Understand how implementation science can help accelerate the use of evidence in policy making and service design
  • Innovations in initiatives taking policy and practice “to scale”
Robyn Mildon
Executive Director
Centre for Evidence & Implementation
12:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 21st May, 2020

9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Paul Flowerdew
Director Strategic Policy & Project
Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC
Ensuring successful policy & program implementation
11:10
Harnessing the power of AI & data to improve policy-decision making
  • Balancing the use of technology and digital freedom
  • Overcoming the application challenges in government context
  • Embedding an user-centred design culture for digital transformation
Steve Zidek
Director Government Data Driven Project
Department of the Premier & Cabinet SA
Evaluating & monitoring performance to improve outcomes
9:10
KEYNOTE: Applying Behavioural Insights as part of a transdisciplinary approach for better policy design
  • Understanding how human behaviours in the real world are crucial to develop better policy
  • ATO’s new approach: Tackling policy problems to bring together behavioural insights with systems-thinking and human centred design in a design model
  • Embracing a transdisciplinary approach to better design and test solutions
  • Developing the evidence base through tests and experiments to improve the impact of government policy
Misha Kaur
Assistant Commissioner
Australian Taxation Office
9:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: Is evidence-based policymaking achievable?
  • Analysing the challenges of evidence-based policy in a government context
  • How to balance the interests of politically driven policy with the evidence
  • How to maintain the integrity of evidence-based policy
Eleanor Williams
Assistant Director
Centre for Evaluation and Research
Tamara Lee
Director Workforce Policy & Development
NSW Ministry of Health
10:10
SPOTLIGHT VIA ZOOM

Delegates will use a link to join Zoom where they will each have the opportunity to voice their biggest challenges, ask questions and give examples of how each of them are trying to innovate.

10:40
Morning break
11:50
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Delegates would use a link to join a Zoom group where they would be sorted into smaller break out groups and have the opportunity to discuss their challenges with other delegates in a small group setting.

  • Roundtable A Capitalising the power of data to drive effective, cost efficient research and evidence collection
  • Roundtable B How can design thinking be applied to government policy-making?
  • Roundtable C Reviewing programs and policy to build capability for desired outcomes
12:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop B: How to develop good evaluation plans
Friday 22nd May 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Maintaining a strong evidence base is vital to ensure that we make the right decisions. Evaluations are an important part of this evidence base, along with supporting decision-making, and improving the effectiveness of policies and programs.

This session will focus on how to put together effective strategies and systems to ensure a robust governance framework for evaluations and embed an evaluation culture. You will be equipped with a suite of tools and ideas to help effectively capture the right data for evaluation and create performance dashboards to improve program and policy effectiveness.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Develop successful monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Effectively monitor performance and effectiveness

What you will takeaway from attending

  • Improve your capability to plan for evaluation
  • Identify the evidence required to support your policy making
  • Create an evaluation plan that will meet needs for assurance and accountability

* Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

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Key Speakers

Misha Kaur
Assistant Commissioner
Australian Taxation Office
Tamara Lee
Director Workforce Policy & Development
NSW Ministry of Health
Dr Scott Copley
Special Advisor Data Science & Evaluation
Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA)
Paul Flowerdew
Director Strategic Policy & Project
Department of Premier & Cabinet VIC