Courses for Communication Skills

Writing as a Specialist for Senior Stakeholders


This very practical 2 day course is designed to help Government Analysts (GES, GSR, GSS, GORS) to communicate technical, complex, detailed, abstract information simply, precisely and briefly to others (whether Ministers, other officials or the public). It covers written communication and teaches how to write quickly and effectively for readers who are not analysts and have precious little time in which to grasp often complex ideas. This intensive course achieves consistently excellent feedback, in most cases achieving the highest possible scores from all delegates. At just five delegates per tutor, it provides individual detailed feedback, hints and tips. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of clear and concise communication in conveying technical, complex, and detailed information to non-analyst audiences.

  • Develop the ability to simplify and clarify complex ideas, ensuring they are easily understandable by readers with limited background knowledge.

  • Learn techniques for writing quickly and effectively without compromising the accuracy and precision of the information.

  • Enhance skills in structuring written communication to effectively convey key points and logical flow.

  • Acquire strategies for adapting writing style and language to meet the needs and expectations of different audiences.

  • Be able to utilise plain language techniques to make technical content more accessible.

  • Develop an awareness of common pitfalls and challenges in communicating complex information, and learn strategies to overcome them.

  • Enhance critical editing and proofreading skills to ensure written work is concise, error-free, and well-structured.

  • Receive individualised feedback, hints, and tips from tutors to improve specific areas of writing and communication.

How our virtual classrooms work

Our Virtual Classroom courses allows you to attend our classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use the ‘Microsoft Teams’ meeting software. Before you attend, please check that you meet the system requirements. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department to ask about permitting the website.

You are also welcome to use your personal laptop, tablet or even your smart phone. Please just forward our course invite to your personal email, or just copy and paste the link into your browser.

If you encounter any problems, please feel free to get in touch. We can set up a test meeting before the course.

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