Advocacy School's "Preparing Effective Briefing Notes" introduces you to the basics of writing clear, concise, and persuasive briefing notes. This podcast-plus- webinar version of what is usually a much-longer "live" workshop, will help you apply the core principles of effective professional writing to communicate your ideas in well-organized, highly readable, focused, and effective documents. Whether you are new to briefing notes or well-experienced, the workshop will help you become a better, faster, and more efficient briefer. This is a 2-part, on-line session; for several days before the scheduled webinar, participants will have access to a recorded 15 minute podcast to prepare them for the 90 webinar on June 20, at 1pm EDT.
Presenter: Susan Doyle
Advocacy School instructor, Susan Doyle is a professional writer, university teacher, and curriculum developer, with more than 25 years¹ experience as a professional writer and editor for public sector clients. She teaches professional writing at the University of Victoria, where she has developed popular courses in professional writing, research, and editing, including graduate courses in public-sector writing. Her instructional materials on writing briefing notes are used by thousands of teachers and students in Canada and the United States. She is also an author of textbooks for students from middle school to university, including The DK Handbook (Pearson 2012), a writer's guide for Canadian university and college students.
Advocacy School is a social enterprise that was launched in 2011, focused on developing the capacity of Canadian associations, non-profit organizations and individuals to deal effectively and constructively with governments and other public authorities at all levels. Advocacy School does not provide lobbying or representational services. Rather, it focuses on helping client organizations and individuals develop their own advocacy skills. Additional information on Advocacy School as well as its instructors and mentors can be found