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Communications ToolBox

How to Improve Communications Between You and Managers

$1,195 Three days

This workshop provides a set of essential skills for communicating good policy alternatives to senior managers and ministers.

  • Dates can be arranged at at the convenience of interested participants.

Location and Time

440 Laurier Avenue West, 2nd floor. 9:00am to 5:00 pm.


Because good ideas are not always self evident, it is important that you provide your real policy options in the most credible and persuasive form possible. This workshop first builds an overall strategy for communicating more effectively with senior management and ministers. Then it establishes a core set of writing tips to enhance the impact of the written word. And finally it provides an opportunity for participants to hone their skills in making presentations, writing a Memorandum to Cabinet, and writing a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS). A major group exercise will be devoted to RIAS writing. In order to insure maximum participation and learning, registration is limited to 12 participants for this workshop. Prerequisite: The Policy Analyst's ToolBox.

Who will benefit from this workshop

This workshop is designed for policy analysts of the AS-3 to AS-7 levels, or equivalent. Thus, new recruits or seasoned policy analysts will all benefit from this workshop. The Policy Analysts' ToolBox is a prerequisite.

What participants learn

  • The role of the Deputy/Minister in the communications chain;
  • What a Deputy/Minister or senior official needs to know from you;
  • Your role in providing needed information;
  • General skills for communicating with senior management;
  • Story of the Red Triangle;
  • Selling and persuasion;
  • Some tips for making presentations;
  • Organization of a Memorandum to Cabinet; and,
  • RIAS (Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement) writing.


Click here to find out how to register.


What people have said about this workshop

"Very useful exercises."

"I enjoyed and learned a lot from this course."

"I found that your sharing your personal work experiences was beneficial and helpful."