Securing Legal Authority and Budgetary Resources

… a core topic in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Topic description

This topic examines processes and techniques for securing legal authority and budgetary resources to take action in the public sector.

Topic learning outcome

Upon completing this topic the student will be familiar techniques for managing risk in implementing public management initiatives, and be familiar with the concepts listed below.

Core concepts associated with this topic [DRAFT]
Programs and Budgeting
Atlas resource pages and other concepts associated with this topic
Institutions and Processes

Treasury Board Secretariat

Privy Council Office

Government Program


Cabinet Decision-Making System

Cabinet Documents

Political Aide


Regional Minister

Leadership Skills

Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)

Briefing and Minimizing Surprises



Identifying Allies

Creating a Coalition

Conducting a Meeting

Countering Opposition

Communications Skills

Smith’s 3-Step Approach to Policy Communication

Young and Quinn’s Writing Checklist for Problem Definition

Behn’s Craft of Memo Writing

Writing a Briefing Note

PowerPoint and Data Visualization

Elevator Pitch

 Open access readings for 8 hours of preparation

The Atlas pages for the concept entries noted above.


Recommended readings in MPP and MPA courses

Toronto PPG1007 Putting Policy into Action – Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives


Concept comprehension questions

AQ107.08.01. Among statements a-d pertaining to the term xxx choose one that is invalid or choose e if all are reasonably valid.

a. xx

b. xx

c. xx

d. xx

e. All of a-d are reasonably valid statements.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 11 April 2017.

Image: Dick Jones, Technical Assistance Center of NY, at, accessed 8 April 2017.