Implementing Policy and Managing Change

New or amended policies must be implemented fully and strategically to be effective. Attention to these two key components is critical:

Policy implementation is the process through which organizations provide people with the awareness, knowledge, tools and skills they will need to work with new or changed policies; and

Change management is the process through which organizations support individuals to participate in the adoption of new knowledge, tools, skills and to adapt to any changes that may occur within their environment as the result of new or amended policy.

The concept of equity and good communications are essential to both. In this seminar you will learn how to ensure that new and amended policies will be implemented consistently and confidently.

Implementing Policy and Managing the Change is a required seminar for the Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation.


(ONLINE: 3 partial days, Atlantic Time)

  • October 28 - 30, 2024 (Online, 12pm - 5 pm Atlantic time) FULL waitlist only
  • January 13 - 15, 2025 (Online, 12pm - 5 pm Atlantic time) FULL-waitlist only
  • March 24- 26, 2025 (Online, 12pm - 5 pm Atlantic time)

Facilitator: Rose Landry and donalee Moulton, BA
Location: Online 

Program Content

Implementation Challenges and Opportunities

  • Key Elements of Policy Implementation
  • Process, Timing & Alignment
  • Technical Implementation Process and Strategy
  • Productivity and Risk
  • Change Management Process and Strategy
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Levels of Effort

Communicating the policy

  • Before, during and after
  • Developing a communications strategy
  • Tools to communicate effectively
  • Who speaks to the policy
  • Developing FAQs
  • Roll out of the documented policy

What You Will Learn

  • How to develop an effective implementation strategy and plan
  • How to develop and effective change management strategy
  • Components of a communications action plan
  • How to engage users in policy development and implementation
  • How to plant the seeds to develop a policy culture

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are or wish to be involved in policy development as a policy analyst, influencer, or an implementer
  • are responsible for writing policies as part of your job
  • oversee individuals who are responsible for policy development
  • rely on policies to do your job or ensure a well-functioning organization