Online Training

Reinventing Writing for Public Sector in a New World

Write clear, relevant content that connects with a diverse audience

1 August 2024

9:30 AM - 3:45 PM AEST

Next intake: 1 August 2024 | 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM AEST

Overview

For decades, the public sector was known for its formal, almost parental, tone. Government communication – from letters and forms to web content and emails – was often dense and jargon-heavy, with convoluted and ambiguous messaging. This was accepted as the norm.

But now we’re in a new world where a human-centred approach to written communication is expected. Your readers demand content that is clear, inclusive, and highly targeted to their needs. So your writing needs to evolve as a result.

In this course, Reinventing Your Writing for Government in a New World, you’ll get all the advice you need to bring your writing up to best practice in 2024. You will shape a more user-centric, modern government voice that is clear, concise, and relevant, and connects with all the readers in your diverse community.

Who Should Attend?

the course will benefit anyone in government seeking to improve their written communication from Policy Writers to Team Leaders and Project Managers leading multi-disciplinary teams. This course will also benefit Heads of, Director, Managers, Leads and Specialists of:
Website | Content | Communications
Internal Communications | External Communications | Stakeholder Engagement •
Marketing Communications | Community Engagement
Community Development | Online Platforms

Learning Outcomes

Understand the needs of government readers
Write clearly, concisely, and correctly
Improve the ease and speed of your writing
Gain confidence in your writing skills

Online Training

Reinventing Writing for Public Sector in a New World


Session details

  • A bespoke, interactive program designed specifically for Public Sector Executives to update your written communication for the modern public service
  • Understand how to tailor your writing for different platforms and genres and assess your writing and identify what you need to do to improve
  • Learn practical tips to overcome common challenges including writer’s block and proof reading
  • Benchmark your writing skills with those of your peers from across the public sector
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Level: Fundamentals

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This course requires 1 credit.

Key Sessions

  • Welcome and introductions
  • What is good writing in government?
  • Audience and purpose: learn to achieve your objectives and engage your readers

  • Plain English: We hear the term a lot, but are we really meant to write in plain English? Do people in government really want it?
    • Learn to recognise the kind of writing you should be
    delivering.
    • Learn how to improve your writing – one simple technique
    at a time.
    • Learn to write inclusively.
  • Conciseness: Why do government writers have to reduce complex topics to one page?
    • Learn how to write a one-pager.
    • Learn how to craft concise sentences and paragraphs.
    • Learn simple principles for good structure.
    • What is different about digital writing?

  • Steps in writing: A recipe for writing quickly and easily
  • Learn how to give and receive feedback on writing

  • Practise editing, proofreading and using government-style guides
  • Make a plan to keep improving
  • Final comments and questions

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