Learn to draft papers that achieve your policy aims

When writing position papers you need to take account of the key ingredients of message development, stakeholder analysis, and lobbying techniques.

Our training will teach you to:

  • Learn about strategic communications behind position papers – including communication aims, messages, and audiences
  • Apply these strategic aspects to your writing
  • Develop key and sub messages for your position papers
  • Discover how you can help your audiences by structuring your paragraphs, sentences and through effective word choice.
Writing position papers – what to expect

We spend time analysing what makes a great piece of writing. We show you examples of good and not-so-good pieces of writing and ask you make judgments and draw conclusions.

Writing position papers – course content

Structure and format

  • Types of argumentation
  • How to express recommendations, warnings, conclusions
  • Structure and layout of position papers (executive summary, main body, conclusions)
  • Drafting by committee – editing terms

Messages and target audiences

  • Expressing the right core messages in copy
  • Adapting style and content for target audiences (policy makers)

Writing and drafting

  • Turning EU jargon into clear, plain language
  • Appropriate tone, technical level, and formality

You will re-draft your own texts and we will use an on-line tool to evaluate what improvements you have made.

In-person and online

In- person: We bring people together in groups at your office.
Webinars and online coaching: We run webinars for groups and online follow up coaching for individuals.
Online learning: We provide learners with online reading materials, tasks and cheat sheets.

Follow up training

We can tailor a programme to include our more specialised writing courses – Writing for the Web, Writing for the Media and Writing Position Papers.

For more details and a quote please contact us

Tel: +32 (0)473 39 18 90 or at info@formativecoms.com