Schedule – Policy in Action Program

The Policy in Action Program is a mix of intense weekend classroom sessions and 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.

The sessions are facilitated by the YLAC team, including the founders. You can view their profile here.

 

Day & Time Theme Sessions
Day 1

Saturday

Weekend 1

10AM – 5PM

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

1. The policy making apparatus in India

2. 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. Introduction to live projects

2. Allocation of teams

 

Session 4:

1. Interaction with a lawmaker

Day 2

Sunday

Weekend 1

10AM – 5PM

Policy Analysis/ Advocacy Session 5:

1. Structured approach to deconstructing problems

2. Economic foundations of policy

 

Session 6:

1. Advocating for a cause/ developing effective campaigns

 

Session 7:

1. Writing effective briefs for policymakers

Day 3

Sunday

Weekend 2

2PM – 6:30PM

Meet-Up Session 8:

1. Behavioural Economics

 

Session 9:

1. Teams discuss their project plans with facilitators

Day 4

Sunday

Weekend 3

10AM – 5PM

The Power of Data and Effective Communication Session 10:

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

 

Session 11:

1. Building a powerful public narrative

2. Championing a cause

 

Session 12:

1. External speaker

Day 5

Sunday

Weekend 4

2PM – 6:30PM

Meet-Up Session 13:

1. Designing policies for better implementation

 

Session 14:

1. Teams discuss their draft project submissions with facilitators

Day 6

Saturday

Weekend 5

2PM – 6:30PM

Careers in Policy & Project Presentations Session 15:

1. Project Presentations and feedback

 

Session 16:

1. Careers in Public Policy

Day 7

Sunday

Weekend 5

2PM – 6:30PM

Closing Speaker & Project Presentations Session 17:

1. Project Presentations and feedback

 

Session 18:

1. External speaker

Program ends