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December 18, 2017
 
 
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Ministry of Government Relations (Saskatchewan)

Public Works and Government Services

Ministry of Attorney General (British Columbia)

New Brunswick Internal Services Agency

Industry Canada

Service Alberta

Canada Revenue Agency

City of Burnaby

National Research Council

City of Regina

Ministry of Transportation (British Columbia)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

County of Peterborough

New Brunswick Power

Canadian Food Inspection Agency 

 National Energy Board

Town of Cochrane

Ministry of Agriculture (British Columbia)

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ministry of Government Services (Ontario) 

Department of Health (New Brunswick)

City of Red Deer

 Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Veterans Affairs

Western Economic Development

 Sustainable Resource Development (Alberta)

Ministry of Attorney General (Ontario)

Canadian Forces

 Township of Sylvan Lake

Canadian Space Agency

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Transport Canada

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (PEI)

Service Ontario

Parole Board of Canada

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Alberta Health Services

 Public Health Agency of Canada

City of Prince George

Ministry of Environment (Ontario) 

Canadian International Development Agency

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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 Department of Natural Resources (Nova Scotia)

 Grey Bruce Health Unit

Ministry of Forests and Range (British Columbia)

Government of Newfoundland

Infrastructure Canada

BC Assessment

Canada Border Services Agency 

Alberta Liberal Caucus

City of Leduc

Parks Canada

  Department of National Defence 

Town of Canmore

Alberta Employment and Immigration

Ontario Victim Services Secretariat

Abbotsford School District

Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (Saskatchewan)

Regional District of Okanagan

Infrastructure Ontario

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Saskwater

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (Ontario) 

Metrolinx

Regional District of Central Kootenay

City of Corner Brook

 Ministry of Community and Social Services (Ontario)

Legislative Assembly of BC

 Labour Relations and Governance (Ontario)

Correctional Services Canada

  Municipality of Cumberland

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (Ontario)

Strathcona Regional District

Department of Health (New Brunswick)

Red Deer County

Nova Scotia Gaming Commission

City of Vancouver

 Alberta Seniors

Briefing Notes Boot Camp

Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern


Cost: $447.00



Group Cost: $1775.00



Summary:

Briefing notes are critical documents in any public sector organization.  Preparing briefing notes is often a reflection of your competence.

This one-day Briefing Notes Boot Camp will allow you to develop the skills necessary to excel when writing briefing notes.  A Briefing Notes Excellence Certificate will be issued upon completion.

The day consists of the following three webinars:

1. Best Practices in Writing Briefing Notes (11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern)

A briefing note to your Assistant Deputy Minister, Senior Management team, Deputy Minister or Minister can be a career-defining moment for any public servant. You know your subject but do you know how to communicate it in a way that meets their needs and expectations? Before you write any briefing note, it is critical you understand what, constitutes a 'good' note in the minds of senior decision-makers.

This training session will enable you to:

· Understand the perspective of senior and elected officials

· Decide what information you should include in a briefing note and which you should not

· Write more strategically and directly to meet the needs of decision-makers

2.  Techniques for Writing Briefing Notes for Decision and Information (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern)

You have been asked to write a briefing note to a senior manager or elected official for either decision or information. Do you know the techniques required to write these very different types of notes? Do you know how to produce a good note under time pressure?

This training session will enable you to:

  • Maximize the department's template
  • Write convincingly and develop effective writing techniques 
  • Write in a style which is easy to understand
  • Write under time pressure

3.  Writing Exceptional Briefing Notes for Meetings (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern)

Your Deputy Minister or Minister is scheduled to meet with a key stakeholder group or attend an important conference. As the subject-matter expert, you have been asked to write a briefing note.  A scenario or meeting note is very different from an information or decision note. Do you know the best practices for writing the kind of meeting note to assist your senior official and achieve the outcome sought by the department?

This training session will enable you to:

  • Understand the dynamics of a senior level meeting
  • Write strategically to achieve the outcome sought by your department
  • Develop the skills to prepare an excellent note

Note:  A classroom one-day session will be held in Ottawa on February 22, 2018 at a cost of $745.00 (group rates are available).  

Who Should Attend:

The Briefing Notes Boot Camp is designed for public servants who write briefing notes for elected officials or senior managers.


In this information-packed Teleseminar, you will learn:
 
The Briefing Notes Boot Camp will include the following:
  • The real-world context in which Ministers and senior officials use your briefing note
  • The questions decision-makers always ask
  • The factors senior officials consider when making decisions
  • The style of briefing note which best helps decision-makers do their jobs
  • Examples of the most common mistakes writers make
  • Best practices – the elements of a “good” briefing note
  • How to make the departmental template work for you
  • How to design strategic options and analyze the pros and cons of each
  • How to master the most difficult part of a note
  • Writing style tips
  • How to write under time pressures
Presenter:

This day of extensive training will be delivered by a highly experienced trainer and practitioner. David is a former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the federal Privy Council Office with over thirty years of experience briefing Prime Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers. For over fifteen years, David has conducted countless training sessions across government departments and his training expertise is sought after by public sector organizations.

How to Attend:

Prior to the session, we will send you simple log-in instructions,  In the event you miss any of the sessions a recording will be made available to you for viewing at your leisure 

Note: An Individual Five-Year Unlimited Training Pass for all courses can be purchased for $750.00.  An office pass can also be purchased for $4,250 for up to 10 employees,  $5,450 for up to 25 employees and $7,400.00 for up to 50 employees (for larger department discounts, please contact us at 1-888-764-1542).  

Annual training passess are also available.