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PPG2012H: Topics in Public Policy: Making an Impact from the Outside (Evergreen Experimental)

April 10, 2018 | By |

Course Description

This limited-enrolment, six-week intensive course will expose students to public policy making from the perspective of non-governmental organizations and provide students with the skills necessary to achieve policy change from outside government. Delivered in partnership with Evergreen, a national charitable organization with a mandate to create sustainable communities, students will learn strategies to drive community-led policy initiatives by blending theoretical concepts with concrete skills to work with diverse communities, such as: design thinking, stakeholder management, public consultation, campaign building, and strategic communication. The course will take students out of the classroom and into the community through site visits, field assignments, and close interaction with experienced practitioners.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays in the winter term, from late January to early March, with the majority of sessions hosted at Evergreen Brick Works (accessible by transit and shuttle bus).

January 23, 1-4 p.m. at SPPG
January 30, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works
February 6, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works
February 13, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works
February 27, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works
March 6, 1-4 p.m. at SPPG

Registration is capped at 12 students. Interested students must submit a short (max. 200 word) application explaining their interest in community-based policy making, what they hope to gain from the course, and what they can contribute to the group. Please direct applications to Prof. Gabriel Eidelman (, who is also available to answer any questions.

The application deadline is Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. A final class list will be communicated to applicants by July 12, in advance of course registration.

Spring (2nd year)

G. Eidelman