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Effective Writing for Government

Effective Writing for Government will equip you with the strategies, skills and techniques to ensure your writing hits the mark and clearly communicates your messages. Whether you tend to write emails, lengthy reports, or anything else in between, it can be difficult to ensure your writing achieves the outcomes you need and is in keeping with public sector guidelines. 


This workshop will demystify the writing process for you by helping you understand the thinking and planning which lies behind good writing and then honing your skills to achieve it. In keeping with the public sector style guide, the workshop will also help you to write in Plain English and the active voice – a strategic way to make sure your writing is easily understood by a variety of audiences. In doing this, we draw on a number of public sector examples and exercises – as well as the fun of our own specially-designed board game. This workshop is designed primarily for APS5 and APS6 level public sector employees but is also open to those acting in these roles or looking to move into them (whether currently in the private or public sector). 

About your trainer
Glynis Quinlan is a highly experienced journalist, trainer and communicator who has made her living primarily out of her writing skills for the past three decades. In recent years, Glynis has taken hundreds of successful writing courses in locations around Australia. She has also taught advanced diplomas in journalism and public relations and had a three-year stint teaching military communications. Glynis has wide experience in both the private and public sectors, including five years as a ministerial media advisor. She draws on that experience as well as her passion for the written word as she engages participants in a journey to significantly increase the quality of their writing. 



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