QLD AMSRS & AES SYMPOSIUM - Engage, Empathise, Empower! Using Behavioural Insights to understand the decision maker.

ENGAGE, EMPATHISE AND EMPOWER!
Using Behavioural Insights to understand the decision maker.

Queensland Government’s Community Insights team uses Behavioural Insights as an approach to addressing complex problems. What emerges from their research and process never fails to surprise. This session will share practical case studies on the methodologies adopted and the unexpected findings from their work.

This symposium is for anyone interested in human behaviour and decision making. Whether that means to identify where policies, process and practices by applying findings from behavioural science could improve public wellbeing, program outcomes, and program cost effectiveness, or developing design strategies by using the insights from behavioural science theories.

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) started life inside 10 Downing Street as the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences and is now a social purpose company jointly owned by the UK Government; Nesta (the innovation charity); and our employees.

Their objectives remain the same as they have always been:

  • making public services more cost-effective and easier for citizens to use;
  • improving outcomes by introducing a more realistic model of human behaviour to policy; and wherever possible,
  • enabling people to make ‘better choices for themselves

In 2015 President Obama ordered government agencies to use behavioural science insights to “better serve the American people.” In the same year Australian Government announces the establishment of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government, BETA, and the 2017/18 budget confirms a three-year commitment to not expecting people to redesign their lives around government, but rather their work encourages people-centred design, which means simpler, clearer and faster public services. BETA’s mission is to build behavioural economics capability across the public service and drive its use in policy design by testing what works, where and in what context.

NSW AND VICTORIAN GOVERNMENTS ALSO HAVE DEDICATED BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS TEAMS THAT WORK ACROSS AGENCIES.

COME AND FIND OUT WHAT IS QLD DOING!

Presentations reflect the evidence that scholars, practitioners and policy makers across a variety of fields — from behavioural economics to psychology to behavioural decision research — have accumulated in recent years that people often fail to make rational choices.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS:
BEING SURPRISED BY WHAT EMERGES
RUTH TOOMEY & LENA BELIN
COMMUNITY INSIGHTS - PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Costs (inc GST)
AES and AMSRS members: $150
Student members: $150
Non-Members: $240
Student Non-Members: $150*

*If you are a Student but not a member of the society please contact us on (02) 9566 3100 to register at the discounted price.

Event information

Date: 8th Nov 18

Start Time:

Location:
Griffith University | Southbank Campus | Ship Inn

Member Price: $150.00

Non-member Price: AU $ 240

Your Price: AU $ 240.00

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