Business Writing Training: Writing Briefing Notes


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

In the modern workplace, executives must remain informed on a wide array of topics. In such an environment, briefing notes provide managers and directors with valuable information on situational background, facts and the key considerations in making a decision. The course Writing Briefing Notes (Business Writing Training) teaches you the skills you need to write informative and correct briefing notes for the executive level.

Course Dates and Pricing


Dec 3 - 3, 2018$650.00Jan 14 - 14, 2019$650.00Feb 11 - 11, 2019$650.00Mar 11 - 11, 2019$650.00Apr 8 - 8, 2019$650.00

Course Outline

The Essentials of Briefing Notes

What is a Briefing?
The Target of a Briefing Note
The Purpose of a Briefing Note
The Art of Summarizing Issues: Pros and Cons

What is a Good Briefing Note?

Overview of the Characteristics of a Good Briefing Note
Planning the Structure and Flow of the Briefing Note
Aiming for Brevity and Conciseness
Writing for Clarity
Presenting Information that is Reliable and Readable
Preparing for the Writing Effort: The Information you Need

The Structure of a Good Briefing Note

The Major Parts of a Briefing Note
The Information: The Purpose, the Relevant Facts and the Conclusion
The Issue
The Background
The Current Status
Key Considerations
Options
Conclusions and Recommendations

Reviewing the Briefing Note

The Art of Editing
Common Mistakes in Writing Briefing Notes
A Checklist for Verification

The Practicum


Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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