About this course
Communicating Your Policy Analysis
January 27, 2021 and February 16, 2021
12-1:30 pm MST
In past webinars hosted by the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program, we've discussed how to develop a policy analysis and the analytical methods that support that analysis. But when the analysis is done, you're only halfway there. In order for your analysis not to "sit on the shelf," you need to learn how to communicate and disseminate your policy analysis results to policymakers and the public.
This interactive workshop will take place over two 1.5 hour sessions:
- In the first session on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 12-1:30 pm MST, you will learn how to develop a "policy elevator pitch" and a "policy brief." Say you're at a reception and lo and behold, your member of Congress is there! Here's your chance to discuss your policy idea with her. You know you'll only have 30 seconds, at the most, to capture her interest. What do you say? During this webinar, you'll learn what to say and how to say it. We'll have some sample policies for you to pitch or you may come with your own idea based on your previous analysis. You'll then learn the steps for turning that pitch into a "policy brief" (pictured).
- During the second session on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, from 12-1:30 pm MST, we will workshop a few policy briefs and you'll discuss the draft policy brief you developed after the first webinar in small groups. Everyone will then participate in a plenary Q&A session to answer questions you have about developing a policy brief. We'll also discuss how to develop a dissemination plan to distribute the policy brief to key policymakers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the public.
Both sessions will be recorded, so if you need to miss all or part of one of the sessions, you can watch the recording at a later date/time if you register.
To participate, register for this free workshop, sponsored by the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program no later than Monday, January 25. You'll then receive a Zoom link on Tuesday, January 26.