Public Policy Case Writing - Advanced

About This Course

Tasked to develop a case study for learning and teaching purposes? This workshop will build on the skills taught in the introductory programme and introduce strategies in case teaching and facilitation.

Through close consultations with experts and peers, you will be expected to develop your own case study by the end of the course.

Training Dates

To be advised. 
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Self-paced pre-class work: Approximately 2 hours
Live instruction: Approximately 15 hours online and 3.5 days in-person

Learning Mode

Mix of self-paced and live instruction sessions - online and in-person


Obtain a Certificate of Achievement issued by CAG, in partnership with LAD


Learning Objectives

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply the principles of case writing in developing a case
  • Experience the process of designing and developing a case and its associated challenges
  • Develop advanced interview strategies and techniques
  • Develop a case teaching plan and uncover strategies for managing participant-oriented discussions

Who This Is For

Early- to mid-career public servants who have prior experience in policy and research and have been tasked to develop cases for teaching and learning purposes

Course Outline

Case selection and learning objectives

  • Discussion on types of cases and case selection
  • Discussion on setting and incorporating learning objectives
  • Sample case discussions
  • Group project meetings and discussion of problems in case selection

Desk research, preparing for fieldwork, and conducting interviews

  • Discuss sources of material for case research
  • Identify people to interview, how to contact them, and how to conduct the interviews
  • Discussion on data presentation in cases and use of appendices
  • Group project meetings and discussion on desk research and interview plans

Drafting and revising cases

  • Case structure and writing style
  • Discussion of cases as knowledge management vehicles
  • Create a teaching and case usage plan
  • Understand strategies to manage a participant-oriented discussion
  • Group project meetings and discussion on challenges of incorporating learning objectives into cases

Research challenges

  • Discussion on research challenges encountered
  • Group case presentations

Finalise learning objectives

  • Discussion on case learning objectives
  • Group case presentations

Teaching notes

  • Discussion on usage and development of teaching notes
  • Group case presentations and next steps

Writing challenges

  • Discussion on challenges in case writing and strategies to overcome those challenges
  • Presentation of final drafts with peer review

Final presentations

  • Presentation of final drafts with peer review

Expert Contributors & Trainers

Professor R. Kent Weaver
Professor of Public Policy and Government, Georgetown University;
Teaching Faculty, Leadership Academy for Development
Blair Cameron
Consultant, World Bank; 
Teaching Faculty, Leadership Academy for Development

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between courses and custom programmes?

Courses can be taken by individuals as a standalone. Custom programmes are cohort-based and specially designed to address specific learning needs of an organisation.

What do pre-requisites mean?

Some courses require that you have a particular set of skills or knowledge before you begin the course.  You are strongly encouraged to complete the pre-requisite course first if there is one listed on the course page.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

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