Mon 7 Dec 2020 AT 12:00 pm , Wellington

Policy and Pizza

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to go onto the waitlist, please email

This workshop has been designed for new professionals who work in policy in government, or whose job involves some aspects of policy making. Through this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to apply two of the Policy Project tools and learn more about how you can use them in your work to build your skills and policy craft.

  • Policy Quality Framework – a tool used by policy practitioners to improve the quality of their advice and ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Development Pathways Tool – an online tool used by policy practitioners to identify the practical actions they can take to build their policy skills.

Please note this event is only open to New Professionals working as Policy Advisors/Analysts.

The event will open with pizza at 12:00pm. The workshop components will start at 12:15pm and the event will close at 1:30pm.

Have a look at our video to see how policy advisors are using the Development Pathways Tool to help build their policy skills.

“The Development Pathways Tool has helped our policy practitioners to own their development. The tool helps unpack practical ideas, by providing not just the ‘what’, but the ‘how’ you develop your skills”. Sarah Metwell, Policy Manager, Land Information New Zealand

This workshop is brought to you by The Policy Project in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Policy Project is about building a high performing policy system that enables good government decisions. It is led by the Head of the Policy Profession, Dr Brook Barrington, Chief Executive of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Policy advice is a core part of what the public sector does. It affects how public money is spent, how government operates and what future public services will look like. Great policy advice enables the government to make the best decisions, which ultimately leads to the improved wellbeing of New Zealanders.