Writing Effective Briefing Notes Workshop

Training Summary
Participants in this course learn and practice practical the essential skills for writing effective briefing notes. Well written briefing notes are short, typically one-page, notes used to quickly and effectively provide decision and policy-makers with knowledge about an issue or a topic. A well written briefing note puts forward well thought-out and researched options and recommendations that a decision or policy-maker can rely on and trust. You will learn techniques for summarizing complex information, and how to write your background and recommendations concisely and persuasively. This is an interactive workshop that will encourage you to do your best work. Participants are encouraged to bring samples they are working on for review and feedback by the instructor
There are no prerequisites required for this course.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for anyone who needs to write briefing notes as part of their job.
Course Topics
  • Introduction to the Course
  • The Purpose of Briefing Notes
  • Briefing Note Structure
  • Planning & Research
  • Effective Writing
  • Writing the First Draft
  • Writing a Summary
  • Editing and Proof Reading
  • Application Assignment

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