Please tell us about your policy experience or idea/initiative/project you have contributed. Working in teams, you will brainstorm alternative approaches to the issue. To help prepare for the discussions, please answer the following questions.
- Problem/Initiative Identification (500 words)
- What policy initiative would you like to brainstorm with your colleagues?
- How were you – or might be you – involved in this issue?
- What problem or difficulty prompts or prompted this policy initiative?
- What was the “Diagnosis” or process which led to the initiative?
- Who are the key actors in your policy initiative?
- Solution and Alternatives (500 words)
- What was or is the solution to be proposed?
- What alternative solutions were discussed?
- What strategy led to the initiative rather than these alternatives?
- Analysis (500 words)
- How did you assess the terrain for implementation? Major allies, opportunities, obstacles?
- What did you take away from the experience? Any lessons learned and/or concerns?
- What questions are you left with? How might the group be helpful to your thinking?