- Understand how to write clearly and concisely, applying plain English principles.
- Be able to identify your readers and their needs.
- Develop some skills in writing well to meet both your readers’ needs and your objectives.
- Reaction-based: We give you a feedback sheet to fill out at the end of workshop. We collate the results (we don’t edit them) and return them to the commissioning organisation.
- Learning: We assess your learning on an individual basis throughout the workshop and give both oral and written feedback.
- Behavioural: We give you individual feedback as you practise the skills in the workshop. We also provide individual feedback forms.
We liaise with participants about venue details and other related arrangements.
We email each workshop participant in advance asking them what aspect(s) of writing they would like to be better at, and requesting a recent or current (work in progress) sample of their writing.
This is a sample outline only. Our writing workshops are highly tailored to meet the specific needs of participants and their organisation.
|Introduction, objectives of workshop
The elements of good and bad writing
Executive panel discussion
What do your executives need? What do you need to do differently?
Identifying readers and messages
The principles of message design
|Exercise (readers and messages continued)
Structuring your document
Choosing the format
Selecting and arranging the content
Exercise – write a summary
Recap on Day 1
|Recap on Day 1
Writing in plain English
What plain English is and isn’t
4 sentence-level techniques that will bring your writing to life
Policy panel discussion or Writing journal articles
|Injecting the right tone
Using headings and sub-headings
Editing / reviewing your work
Q & A
Recap on the 2 days
Evaluation of workshop