Writing Documents Under Pressure: Making It Easy
July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires that government employees write public documents in a clear and well-organized manner. Under short deadlines, government employees need to be able to create documents that are correct, complete, and concise. During this session, the instructors will demonstrate techniques that will help employees draft documents under pressure.
Outcomes – After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Apply the principles in the Federal Plain Language Guidelines of 2011
- Organize most documents in less than 60 seconds
- Recognize when to use the active and when to use the passive voice
- Format documents so they can be read easily on cell phones
- Use MS Office tools to analyze the readability of documents
- Write documents that will answer the readers’ questions before they ask them
- Use a proofreading tool that will read your document aloud
- Employ an online tool that will help format your document by eliminating extra spaces when combining material from two or more documents
Get ready for a highly informative webinar with knowledgeable speakers who continually engage the participants and provide practical information you can use immediately.
This program covers topics in the Career Development track.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) covered in this session: Fundamental Competencies (Written Communication)
Nancy Singer founded Compliance-Alliance LLC in 2004 to specialize in professional development for government and business professionals. She is on the faculty of George Washington University Medical School and Health Science Program. Previously she served as Special Counsel for the Advanced Medical Technology Association. For her efforts to improve communication between the government and the regulated industry, Nancy received Vice President Gore’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award and the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation. She began her career as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice doing litigation for FDA enforcement cases. Subsequently, she was a partner at the law firm of Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker.
Christine Rance is the Founder and CEO of CRANCE & CO. LLC. She has over 30 years of business leadership experience, where she supervised over 150 people and held senior responsibilities managing a $2 billion project. She has led hundreds of workshops on effective communication, leadership, and management.