Intersectionality for Public Policy Leaders

Intersectionality Certificate

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Course Overview

This course is designed to complement skills of executive leaders engaged in public policy and public administration—particularly across the social and economic domains—within and outside government. The course will enable public sector leaders to design intersectional policies to achieve equitable outcomes for the public. The material in the course is designed to expand and build upon professional development in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

What it covers

  • Overview of Intersectionality

    Presents an overview of the principles of intersectionality, and using intersectionality as a framework for equitable public policy.

  • Case studies

    Examines the intersections of gender, race, and culture and the role that intersectionality plays in bringing equality in a series of case studies.

  • Public policy application

    Demonstrates the relevance of intersectionality to public policy and discusses how to apply the principles of intersectionality to public policy development.

How to complete

  • Learn

    Read and interact with each module to learn about the definition and scope of intersectionality, and how it can be applied to public policy.

  • Reflect

    Adapt the principles to your specific public policy area, critically reflecting on your capacity to apply your learnings.

  • Achieve

    Apply your knowledge of intersectionality to future public policy projects and share your learnings with others in your professional field.

Migration Council Australia

Migration Council Australia is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit body established to enhance the benefits of Australia’s migration program and support better settlement outcomes for Australia’s migrants and refugees.

The Council works across sectors—and fosters partnerships between community, industry and government—to provide a national voice for effective migration and settlement programs.

Harmony Alliance

Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change is Australia’s migrant and refugee women’s coalition. The Alliance works with communities, industry, and public policy institutions to ensure that the unique perspectives of migrant and refugee women in Australia are reflected in policy and practice.

We support and encourage the embedding of the principles of intersectionality – including ongoing reflection, substantive representation, and commitment to equity – in policy and practice.

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