Writing Policy Briefs for Policy Makers

30 November 2022
Online
Communications
Policy

To book your place on this seminar, or for details of discounts for group bookings, please email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.

Overview

This highly practical event is designed to help you to develop your skills and confidence in writing briefings for senior officials and political decision-takers. 

We will explore the policy context of briefing, examine a range of structures/templates for different type of briefs, and introduce a framework for writing policy briefs. The session will comprise a mix of guidance, discussion and practical exercises.


Who is the seminar designed for?

The seminar is designed for policy-makers who need to learn or to improve their skills in the field of writing briefings. There are a number of important factors to take into account when you engage in this aspect of the policy-making process, and this course is designed to help you to carry out this role confidently and effectively.

How will you benefit from attending?

You will learn a structured approach to take to this important activity, which will help you to perform this aspect of your role more effectively

Learning outcomes:
You will

  • Understand the needs of your various audiences and be able to plan and produce concise, clear and useful briefs for them;
  • Recognise the components of an effective brief and how to structure it;
  • Be able to choose what to include in a brief – and what to leave out – to ensure focus and impact;
  • Feel more confident in your ability to write a policy brief;
  • Learn from the experiences of others on the event.  

Agenda
Times on the Agenda are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Start time in EST (Eastern Standard Time): 08:00. Finish time 12:30

13:00 Welcome and Introductions

Overview

Policy briefings: sharing understanding of the context

A framework for planning, writing and editing written briefs

Writing meetings briefs and information briefs

Breakout exercise: writing a brief

Break

Writing for decisions

Breakout exercise: writing a decision brief

Review of the workshop

16:30 Close

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  • We’re here to enable you to perform better!

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  • All former practitioners, now professional trainers, our L&D team have provided open and bespoke solutions for more than 100,000 public servants from 120 countries

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Price

The price of attending this half-day Virtual Training Seminar is:
CAD 600 per person
EUR 425 per person
GBP 360 per person
USD 490 per person

Please contact us for details of discounts for group bookings, or to arrange a conversation with a member of our training team to discuss in-house delivery options, including tailoring the day’s training to your specific needs.
You can email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.