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 position papers and a method for writing them. The format and length of any policy paper varies but they should all include:

  • Learn about strategic communications behind policy papers – including communication aims, messages and audiences
  • Apply these strategic aspects to your arguments
  • 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.

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.

For more details and a quote please contact us

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