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Who is it for?
Anyone who has to write to inform or advise policymakers at governments, public bodies, NGOs, think tanks, charities or any other organisation.
Non-native English speakers on your team? See if our course is suitable.
What level is it for?
Any level. We tailor the content to meet participants’ experience and needs.
When and where
Date arranged around you. We can train at your site, anywhere in the world, or train your team remotely online.
Flexible, typically 3–7 hours. Online training can be split into two shorter sessions.
We can train from four people up to your entire organisation. Each session has a maximum of ten delegates. (Why only ten?)
Not exactly what you were looking for?
No problem. We can combine elements from any of our courses to fit your needs exactly.
Your course can also be part of a blended programme that will support your team in changing their writing for good.
The cost will depend on a few different factors. See how our pricing works here.
Let’s talk about your course
Turning in-depth research into compelling reports that will influence policymakers requires a clear, concise and persuasive writing style.
We’ll help your team to identify their key messages and the ‘so what’ factor in the reports they write to inform and influence policy. By profiling their audience and learning how to adapt their writing for their intended readers, your team will make sure their research and analysis will be understood – and acted on.
And we’ll use examples of your organisation’s documents to create relevant, targeted materials that address your team’s challenges and goals.
A key feature of this course is that all delegates receive our unique pre-course writing analysis. This covers 15 different areas of writing skills and helps us ensure the training meets the delegates’ precise writing needs, while ensuring delegates make rapid, targeted improvements.
By the end of the training, attendees will be able to:
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What our delegates say about us.
Wendy was a fantastic trainer. Very energetic and enthusiastic. Kept my attention and made learning fun.
John Nesbitt, Overseas Development Institute
Fabulous trainer – engaging, interesting and kept us involved. Relevant content – this will stick.
Moi Tu, King's Fund
Thank you for giving us a common understanding and goal. I can see an idea of our identity as an organisation and staff are keen to be part of it.
Lisa Wilson, The Health Policy Partnership
The instructor, Emma, really made an effort to tailor the day around specific needs of attendees.
Tiffany Tsang, Association of British Insurers
What our delegates say about us
Unique pre-course analysis
Full course customisation
Over 19 years' experience
Our expert trainers
We analyse the writing of every attendee on the course according to 15 different areas. This means our trainers will have a solid understanding of the writing issues of every one of your people – before anyone even enters the training room. It's a method unique to Emphasis that's successfully helped around 50,000 professionals across the world.
You have access to our dedicated helpdesk for a year after your course.
You will also receive regular free tips and resources by email. We also offer optional post-course coaching clinics.
Our specialist learning designers work hard to create a programme that’s customised exactly to the problems your team are facing.
We’ve helped improve writing and communications skills for over 50,000 delegates and we’ve worked with over 5,000 companies – including many just like yours. See our case studies here.
We make sure to match the right trainer to your organisation, meaning you can rely on getting someone with the best skills, approach and experience to solve the challenges your team are facing.
All our trainers and consultants have years of professional experience in writing, editing and communications. And every one goes through a six-month onboarding process to ensure they can effectively and engagingly deliver that expertise to you in the training room.
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