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Plain Language and the Future of the Federal Workforce

March 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Plain Language and the Future of the Federal Workforce

This interactive presentation is designed to help Federal professionals understand and use Plain Writing for more powerful, effective communication, which is the foundation for strong leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, team building, and change management. Course content will strengthen effectiveness as communicators and build both executive and fundamental competencies.

Learning Objectives:
• Plan and organize documents that connect with audiences and yield meaningful results;
• Update writing skills to include 21st century writing standards based on Plain Writing; and
• Learn how Plain Writing can enhance efficient, clear, and concise communication and improve leadership competencies and outcomes.


Heather Murphy Capps

Heather is an education and media professional with more than 30 years of experience in teaching, broadcast news, and public relations. At the Graduate School USA, she teaches writing, English language, and public speaking skills, specializing in helping government writers comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
Her dual-path career as an educator and journalist began with a teaching stint in a Western Kenya high school. When she returned, she launched a fifteen-year career as a television and radio journalist, continuing to teach writing and journalism at both high school and college levels. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University.




This event is sponsored by

Graduate School USA


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Q- I am not a current registrant, can I attend this Professional Development Program event?
A- Yes, you can attend this event! It is free and open to everyone. Please invite a friend.


March 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Heather Murphy Capps