CMI Unit 610 Principles and Practices of Policy Development
The principles laid down in organisational, corporate, functional and departmental policies have a direct bearing on the daily activities of an organisation’s workforce. Policy focuses on the activities which are of critical importance to an organisation. Policies can be used to set strategic direction. Policies also set expectations about the behaviours and values required by staff to work ethically and professionally within their roles and when representing the organisation.
About this course
Policy writing is an art form which requires great skill. An in-depth understanding of the context in which policy is developed, the factors which drive the need for policy, and crucially, the influence of stakeholders in policy development is required to write effective policies.
The aim of the unit is to enable professional managers and leaders to take a fresh look at the role policy plays within an organisation, know how policy can be developed and ultimately, cascaded successfully to its intended audience.
- Understand the context in which a policy is developed
Know how to develop, implement and evaluate policy
1.1 Discuss the context in which policy is developed
2.1 Develop a policy to achieve a specific organisational aim
2.2 Develop an implementation strategy and plan to support the introduction of a policy to an operational level
2.3 Recommend approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of policy at an operational level