We are partnering with 3P Training to offer 2 training courses to Sakerites. There are other public policy training resources out there. What makes these unique however, is that they tell the truth (based on the author’s experience and research) about how public policy decisions are made in practice, not just in theory. Australia is used as a case study but the learnings are widely applicable.
I would say that this would make a perfect Christmas gift to perhaps a younger person in your life, who is only now discovering and seeking how to participate in life and how to actually structure that participation and input positively.
The ‘Democracy’ course is relevant to anyone working in public policy. That includes government employees at all levels as well as workers in Non-Government Organisations that lobby/have input into public policy.
Key learnings for the ‘Democracy’ course are:
- how the policy cycle works
- where decision makers get their information from
- who the hidden influencers are
- how to research and present a public policy proposal
- how to lobby your local representative(s)
- the decision matrix politicians actually use
- how the different parts of the Westminster system (used in Commonwealth Countries) fit together
- where our (Western) political values of freedom and accountable government come from
The course is comprised of 9 lessons
This course is a-political. It encourages you to think strategically about social change. It will introduce you to factual material and concepts that you may find unfamiliar or confrontational. It’s underlying assumption is that …the truth will make you free.
Lesson one – Alfred to Federation looks at the British Isles in the ninth century as the source of the major trends that have shaped our constitutional and parliamentary system
Lesson two – Constitutional Freedoms – looks systematically at those constitutional freedoms we do and do not have under the British constitution and the written constitution of Australia.
Lesson three – Who is the Government – looks at the respective roles of parliament and of the cabinet with reference to the European traditions of fascism and representative government.
Lesson four – Influencing Parliamentarians – is a practical guide to lobbying your representatives at local, State/Territory and National levels.
Lesson five – The Policy Cycle – Influencing the Public Service – examines the work of the public service and how you can influence public service policy formation.
Lesson six – Unseen Influencers – in this lesson we pull back the veil and have a hard look at some realities about who has influence ‘below the radar’ of public discussion.
Lesson seven – Major Trends – considers four major trends that are shaping long term social and economic policy in the Western World.
Lesson eight – Western World Mass Social Movements – provides an overview of mass social movements and considers what causes them to succeed or fail. Compares and contrasts movements. Introduces the ‘Hegelian dialectic’ model of social campaigning.
Lesson nine – Activism, Terrorism, and Social Change – explains why people become activists. Violent and non-violent strategies for social change are examined. The activist spectrum and ‘conflict of visions’ models of social conflict are explained.
The International Course
This course course gives you the tools and essential information to understand international relations. It looks specifically at the power struggle taking place between the United States, China, and Russia. It specifically considers the use of propaganda and hybrid warfare.
The course provides a background to international events. It is a useful primer for anyone writing/researching in that space, or engaged in diplomacy or cultural exchange, or involved in foreign policy.
The ‘International’ course pulls aside the propaganda narrative and explains the underlying conflict between the USA, Russia and China, and the key moves by the key players. It provides a methodology for understanding systematic behavior over time, in order to understand current events and predict future ones.
“War is the continuation of politics by other means.” Carl von Clausewitz (Prussian general and military theorist)
The course considers the international scene and what major forces are shaping international events.
Typically, in the media, international events are presented in a disjointed, random way – a war here, a terrorist attack there – but is there a coherent backstory? What are the main drivers behind international events? Do they fit into a coherent narrative? What is shaping and shaking the current world order?
These lessons on the international scene will give you both the background information and the analytical tools to understand events as they take place. What you do with that understanding is up to you.
Editorial Comment: Right at the moment we do not have automatic integration from saker.community to the 3P Training site. If you are interested in more information, kindly go to 3P directly or if you want to purchase a course, please let me know here: https://saker.community/contact-us/