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Panel Discussion: Exploring Policy Development Across Organizations

  • Halifax Central Library (map)

This session will help participants understand how policy issues are analysed, key considerations and challenges in developing policy, how policy recommendations are created and assessed, etc. Experienced public servants will be sharing their wisdom on how policy is developed in their respective organizations. Policy Hackers will gain valuable insight to apply when analyzing and developing policy solutions for their projects. From an innovation perspective, the discussion will focus around how new and creative policy solutions are being developed through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or business models available to government through innovation.

Location: Halifax Central Library – Room 301


  • Marianne Etter, Director General of the Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Branch (ACOA),

  • Maggie MacDonald, Managing Director for Government Relations and External Affairs (HRM),

  • John Paul,  Executive Director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs,

  • Melissa Williment, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education

  • Moderator: Steve Schiffer, Policy and Research Advisor, NS Department of Canadian Heritage