Whether we are trying to create cultural, institutional or policy change, doing it together in a way that makes a real and lasting impact is not easy. Many of us – regardless of where we work or how far advanced we are in our careers – are working without the training we need to be most effective.
The Sydney Policy Lab aims to bridge that gap. We offer various training options for University staff and external partners to equip you with the tools and skills you need to be effective and collaborative.
Our training programs complement training available elsewhere in the University. We offer bespoke sessions and half-day workshops, LabClass on “collaborating beyond the university” designed specifically for university staff, and short drop-in sessions for specific advice.
The Sydney Policy Lab has pioneered training with the very broadest range of communities, equipping people with the tools and mindsets that empower them to engage with people from all walks of life, including civil society, researchers, policymakers, people with lived experience, government, media and industry.
Our team includes trainers with world-class reputations such as Professor Marc Stears and Dr Amanda Tattersall, as well as unparalleled Australian and international trainers, advisors, coaches and practitioners.
Dr Amanda Tattersall is a well-known community organiser, co-founder of GetUp, founder of the Sydney Alliance, Host of ChangeMakers podcast, and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney
Professor Marc Stears has an international reputation as one of the leading scholars of democratic change and social movements. Prior to arriving in Sydney in 2018, Marc had been Professor of Political Theory at the University of Oxford and Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, one of the UK’s largest think tanks.