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British Council

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking

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Become a leader and start making a difference in the world through policymaking

Policy change can affect billions of lives. What if you could create policies to enhance societies, transform lives and change the impact we have on the world? On this course you will build knowledge and awareness about policymaking and leadership.

You will learn from global policy experts and hear innovative perspectives from policy leaders creating change all around the world. Listen to guest speakers from the United Nations, UK House of Lords, and The Elders, and learn to create your own policy action plan.

This course is aimed at people who see themselves as future leaders in the field of policymaking.

Taught by

Richard Hill


4.8 rating, based on 260 Class Central reviews

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  • This course was truly great! As a graduate in Public Policy I am more than inspired to take my carer aspiration to the next level. In fact, the beginning of this lessons have drawn us down to the individual level where there exists the very passion…
  • The course has clear contents and insightful ideas about policymaking. The videos are engaging, the reading passages are not too long, and the quizzes help me evaluate my understanding.
  • The course gives insights on policy and policy making. Learners would learn how to channel their passion and purpose to make policies that would have the desired impacts on society.
  • Anonymous
    Dear Educators, Thank you for all the support you are providing to us these days. We are like flock of half-lost sheep. You provide us with the direction. It is beyond all possible expectations. What I would suggest this course to have is the vide…
  • Pardeep Kumar
    Training was excellent with good interaction. Knowledge sharing is good. Recording facility is excellent for revising. Course was practically and informative. The course helped to build confidence, Valuable experiences and learning.
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    Through third person practice, they can work to extend or to influence policymaking
    and implementation. In this action researchers in leading organizational change in their own RIGHT
  • Abel Meseret Gebremeskel
    I found the course very intersting, fun at the same time challenging, exciting , well organized course material. I've learned about policymaking and gained knowledge from experienced persons, So I'm very satisfied with the course!
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    First of all I thought I know it all when it comes to policy making but the more the course deeps in I get to unlearn to be able to lean new methods and reasons for policy making.
  • Anonymous
    Policy Making is essential, but all policies must be in my opinion shared with all people with exception of Corporate. People have a right to say and exspress an opinion. They agree or not?

    Can people do referendems? Of course they can instead of beauocratic people adoping policies without apoproval.

    For example , we may vote them in? But they are anwserable to all people. National Security???? Secrets???? Military??? Police??? stop making a dictatership above people and there Human Rights. People have a right to know everything and be integral parts of any Countries decisiions.
  • Anonymous
    With much honesty, I’ll say that I find this course much more fun and mind building than any other mindset course I have ever participated in. Furthermore, I’ll register my satisfaction for the first week course and am certain that the end product will obviously be admirable and impactful.
    I’ll therefore urge everyone who is taking this course to be open minded, enjoy, curious and most importantly remain positive to the end. Otherwise I’m delighted to be part of this program aimed at making a difference in our societies, nations, continents and the entire world through effective planning and governance.
  • Anonymous
    Hello this is Asad M. , I'm a student of International Relations so I'm really enjoying the course . This course is really helpful for those who want to understand what policy is , what are elements that are considered when policies are developed.…
  • Anonymous
    Hello this is Asad M. , I'm a student of International Relations so I'm really enjoying the course . This course is really helpful for those who want to understand what policy is , what are elements that are considered when policies are developed.…
  • Anonymous
    The course is perfectly tailored for those who want to use their policies as weapons to bring great changes in the society. I am very glad that British Council has made this a freely-accessible MOOC. I am awaiting for more better freely-accessible MOOCs like Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking. Thank you, FutureLearn of British Council for this wonderful help from your side.
  • Anonymous
    Rapid changes as the impact of global connectivities have made this course helpful in comprehending how the policies in international and national contexts interconnect each other. This course has been insightful in strengthening the objectives of r…
  • Anonymous
    I have built confidence during this course. Now I can see the clear path lies ahead of me. I have learnt how to act properly step by step with the clear vision of my final achievement. I quite exhilarated how much this course changed my view to policymaking. This course inspired me to do more and use all my opportunities in the right way. I am really grateful for organizers for creating such a fantastic course and make it available for everyone. Just Super.
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    J.J. Constantine
    The course was worth the year wait to participate! You just have to manage your time to get the few tasks done. The information is insightful and timely. I thoroughly enjoyed the input and advice from policy makers worldwide, they were indeed very informative and thought provoking. I will recommend this course to anyone who is desirous of getting into policymaking and change.
  • Anonymous
    I've seen british council is the only platform that make their class, event, very well. The delevering of knowledge is realy perfect so as a pakistani youth i'm proud of you of providing a such great session on "leading the world". And I'm now passionate to delever your knowledge in my institution as an youth. Thankyou so much and appreciate your work.
  • Anonymous
    This course was nice

    I feel more confident

    I have a voice, I can make a change

    I need more learning like a first step after make my objectives real

    Listening some vedeos in the course, encourage me more.

    Your political and civic work needs:

    Enriching the cultural balance.

    communication skills.

    More learning and experience.
  • Perumalu Kandan
    This is a very useful course for aspiring youths and elders alike who would like to understand the details of policymaking. The structure of the course is easy to follow and the sharing by the invited senior speakers who have extensive experience in policymaking are awesome. l would recommend this course.
  • Anonymous
    This is the first time that I am taking a course on Policy as I don't have much appetite for this. This course has really sparked my interest. It helped me to recognize that I do have some relevant skills which I am already, one way or the other, using to influence decision making.

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