Certificate of Achievement

Riaz Hussain

has completed the following course:

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking

British Council

This course was aimed at people who wanted to learn how to use policy to make a positive change. Together we learned more about how to turn your passion into a policy, how to use evidence effectively, how to collaborate and influence and how to develop a policy action plan.

4 weeks, 2 hours per week

Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive

British Council


Learning outcomes

  • Identify the passion which drives your ambition to shape policy change
  • Reflect on how your policy idea ties in to your wider purpose
  • Explore what policy is and how it can lead to change in wider society
  • Assess the importance of different types of evidence in creating policy
  • Identify who your stakeholders are and learn how to influence them effectively
  • Develop your confidence and skills around policy leadership
  • Design an action plan that will set your policy idea in motion


Turning passion into policy

  • What is policy?
  • Who makes policy change?
  • How to use passion and purpose
  • Your role in making policy change

Learning from experts

  • Hearing from experts, world leaders and young people who have made change in the world

Insight and evidence

  • Evidence in policymaking
  • How to use evidence
  • Different kinds of evidence
  • Policy creation processes

Collaborating and influencing

  • Policy making tactics
  • “Policy windows” and the best time to take action
  • What are stakeholders?
  • How to understand and influence others to make change
  • Communication and influence
  • How to define and communicate your “vision” for change

Creating your policy action plan

  • Actions, tools and tactics to help you plan your policy
  • How to achieve long-term impact
  • Key things to consider as you are planning your path to change

Issued on 9th August 2021

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Free online course:

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking

British Council