Executive and Professional Development

Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation

Policy is the link between organizational intent and behaviour. It is reflected in what organizations do, and in what they do not do.

When it is clearly articulated, communicated, implemented and managed, policy provides focus and consistency. It clarifies intent and enables organizations to manage expectations; it enables leaders to empower and provide guidance to their people. It enables them to monitor, oversee and manage for results.

More and more organizations are opting to use documented policy statements and manuals as the primary means of providing that focus and consistency. However, many organizations struggle with what policy is, with when and how it is most effectively developed and applied, and with how to articulate it in ways that are relevant, appropriately comprehensive, and understandable. Too often they misstep and the results are policies that aren’t really policies; policies that have no impact or unintended impacts; and policies that aren’t implementable or enforceable.

The Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation has been designed for practitioners of all experiences taking one from the initial stages of policy development to the final stages of documenting it. Participants will be introduced to strategies by experienced policy practitioners to enable them to lead, manage, support, and influence the policy process. 

Certificate Requirements

The certificate must be completed within a two-year period. Participants must complete all three seminars.

6 Day Certificate

*Register for the Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation and receive a discount of $100 off the regular price of your third seminar.

Fee: $2,195
Facilitators: donalee Moulton BARose Landry
Location: Saint Mary’s at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street


Required Seminars

NEW Developing Policy that Performs – Introduction and overview to effective policy and decision making

  • 2 DAYS


NEW Implementing Policy and Managing the Change - Implementation Strategies and how best to communicate

  • 2 DAYS


Writing Effective Policies and Procedures - The language of policy and writing for clarity.

  • 2 DAYS