The prototype model was officially launched to 250 stakeholders in November 2019. The launch served to showcase the model to a broader audience and give attendees the opportunity to practically engage with the new approaches through taster activities and short workshops. It also provided an opportunity to gather further reflections and ideas from those in the policy field.
Since November the team has run further workshops to generate, test and refine ideas for practical ways to apply the model. We’ve been testing the model on real-life policy projects, with great success. We have found the model itself serves well as a mechanism to bring diverse teams together over policy design; giving them a shared language and goal, and practical ways to improve how they engage people in policy design to achieve better outcomes, no matter their team’s context.
The team continues to incorporate learnings from these tests back into the model and ways to apply it, to enable policy teams more widely to grow their capability. Resources are shared through the Delivering Great Policy website https://www.policyhub.gov.au/.