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October 19, 2018

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 Alberta Seniors

Techniques for Writing Briefing Notes for Decision and Information

Time: 1:00 pm -- 2:30 pm EST

Cost: $247.00

Group Cost: $995.00


You have been asked to write a briefing note to a senior manager or elected official for either decision or information. Do you know the techniques required to write these very different types of notes? Do you know how to produce a good note under time pressure?

This training session will enable you to:

  • Maximize the department's template
  • Write convincingly and develop effective writing techniques 
  • Write in a style which is easy to understand
  • Write under time pressure
Who Should Attend:

This session is designed for public servants who write briefing notes for elected officials or senior managers.

In this information-packed TeleCourse, you will learn:
  • The differences and similarities between notes for decision and notes for information
  • How to make the departmental template work for you
  • How to design strategic options and analyze the pros and cons of each
  • How to master the most difficult part of a note
  • How to structure your story
  • Writing style tips
  • How to write under time pressures
  • And more....

This session is delivered by a highly experienced practitioner. David is a former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the federal Privy Council Office with over thirty years of experience briefing Prime Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers.  For over fifteen years, David has conducted more than fifty programs in policy writing and briefing notes across public sector departments and agencies.

How to Attend:

Prior to the session, you will receive simple log in instructions. In the event you miss the session it will be recorded for viewing at your leisure;

An Individual Five-Year Unlimited Training Pass for all courses can be purchased for $750.00.  A Five-Year Unlimited Office Training Pass may be purchased for $4,450 for up to 10 employees,  $5,700 for up to 20 employees and $7,900 for up to 50 employees (for larger department discounts, please contact us at 1-888-764-1542).