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.
You need a structure for policy briefing memos and a method for writing them. The format and length of any policy paper varies but they should all include:
- The “too long didn’t read (TLDR)” big hitting message in one sentence
- The mission statement of the paper – what to expect
- The background – narrative that takes us by the hand and bridges to the policy choice
- The options – in terms of pros/cons
- What is your ask? What do readers need to appreciate, know or do?
- Follow up – what do you want and what’s the action?
Then you need the skill to be able to write clear and precise sentences. Choose wording that fits the readership. Condense a text by eliminating the repetitions, wordy phrases, unnecessary adverbs and more.
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.
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.
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