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Are you aware of all of the ways that you can get involved in Open Policy Making?  In the final of his three-part series on Open Policy Making, Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of Civil Service, provides some advice on making the most of all of the resources available.


1. Join the conversation: you can subscribe to the Open Policy Making blog, join our LinkedIn group of over 800 members or follow us on twitter (@OpenPolicyUK) for the latest updates.

2. Understand what Open Policy Making looks like in practice by reading a range of examples of people trying it out across Government.

3. Do you know who your departmental Head of Policy Profession is?  You can find out here (registration required).

4. Take a look at the training available via Civil Service Learning (registration required).

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  1. Comment by simonfj posted on

    Thanks for this list Jeremy (lisa),

    And Figure 2 on this link.

    Just a note from a citizen's perspective (with 2 decades of watching these kind of initiatives develop). We're at the point now where we have many OPMers experimenting on various engagement platforms, like NHS citizen, etc. You've made your (very good) list of Tools and Techniques here. Others have done the same. e.g. and

    What we don't have yet is a group of OPMers collaborating to build a standard approach and some common tools (and places) for engaging with their outside worlds. In education they use open "virtual classrooms" and MooCs to help people get into the open online culture. Trying to train people behind a closed civil service door to be open simply can't work.

    So would you consider introducing an open classroom, which we might use to grow the OPM community, while helping to standardize the tools and techniques they may find useful, while including outsiders to be involved with their co-creation. It would certainly help with addressing the concept of Sharing a service as opposed to insiders Deliver them. Cheers.


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