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Policy tools: wellbeing impacts & value for money - one-day course

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How does your policy or programme impact people's wellbeing? Is it good value for money?

This free, one-day course will teach you a useful new way to measure the direct relationship between any policy or programme and its impact on people's wellbeing. It draws on fresh, practical thinking from Lord Gus O’Donnell, Professor Richard Layard and other leading policy and wellbeing experts to give you the tools to calculate whether your policies or interventions are cost effective.

If you create or influence national or local policy, or run public programmes, you probably already know that improving people's wellbeing is the ultimate goal of any policy or public service. This is true whether it's within employment, health, planning, economics or any other sector.

Yet, until now, there's been no way to understand what's the best value for money when it comes to designing policies and programmes that improve people's lives.

That's why we are excited to announce this course, designed by the LSE and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. It lays out what factors determine wellbeing, then dives straight into the big ideas behind this transformative way of making and shaping policy.

Because this is a practical course, we have an optional bespoke 'surgery' session for those facing specific questions about a policy or project they are designing or influencing. Numbers for the surgery will be capped at 25, on a first come, first served basis.

Sessions will cover:

  • What causes wellbeing, and what scope is there for improving it? Andrew Clark

  • Putting it into practice: what does this mean for national policy? For local authorities? Interactve session covering findings from the what works evidence. What Works Centre for Wellbeing

  • Lunch: Stalls with what works material, outputs from academic teams on hand to answer questions.

  • Putting it into practice: Understanding what works - and the challenges. What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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