(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This capstone course is a senior-year core requirement for students in the Policy Studies degree program. The course develops a practical understanding and a working knowledge of the organisational relationships and professional conduct in institutions and agencies that formulate and implement public policy. The emphasis is on strengthening competency and familiarity with accepted professional conduct, ethical and legal environments and intra-group and inter-institutional techniques for effective problem solving and communication. Topics include personal responsibilities, civil rights and labour law, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, collaborative partnerships, motivation and performance, and public communication.
Prerequisites: Policy Studies 2201 and 4431.