Schedule – Policy in Action Program

The Policy in Action Program is a mix of intense weekend classroom sessions along with month long live projects for Members of Parliament. Participants are divided into teams on the first weekend and tasked to work on specific projects. Team meet-ups serve as regular check-ins with facilitators for guidance on direction and pace.

 

Day & Time Theme Sessions
Day 1

Saturday

Weekend 1

10AM – 5PM

India’s governance structure/ Engaging with lawmakers Session 1:

1. Introductions

2. The policy making apparatus in India

3. India’s federalism – design and implications

 

Session 2:

1. The Indian Parliament

2. How a Bill becomes a Law

3. Engaging with the lawmaking process

 

Session 3:

1. Interaction with a lawmaker

Day 2

Sunday

Weekend 1

10AM – 5PM

Policy Analysis/ Advocacy Session 4:

1. Advocating for a cause/ developing effective campaigns

 

Session 5:

1. Introduction to live projects

2. Allocation of teams

 

Session 6:

1. Structured approach to deconstructing problems

2. Economic foundations of policy

 

Session 7:

1. Writing effective briefs for policymakers

Day 3

Sunday

Weekend 2

2PM – 6PM

Project Plan Submission & Team Meet-Up Teams discuss their project plans with facilitators
Day 4

Sunday

Weekend 3

10AM – 5PM

The Power of Data and Effective Communication Session 8:

1. Using evidence/ data to design policy and get traction

 

Session 9:

1. Building a powerful public narrative

2. Using Social Media for change

Day 5

Sunday

Weekend 4

2PM – 6PM

Brief Submission & Team Meet-Up Teams submit their briefs. Each brief is assessed for analytical rigour, writing style and presentation.
Day 6

Saturday

Weekend 5

2PM – 6PM

Careers in Policy & Project Presentations Session 10:

1. Project Presentations and feedback

 

Session 11:

1. Careers in Public Policy

Day 7

Sunday

Weekend 5

2PM – 6PM

Closing Speaker & Project Presentations Session 12:

1. Project Presentations and feedback

 

Session 13:

1. Closing speaker

Program ends