July 23, 2018

Event

Introductory webinar: Writing to achieve policy impact

start date: September 4, 2018 1 PM UTC

Good writing is critical for think tanks who want to change the world with their ideas, but it’s a difficult skill to hone. It isn’t just about grammar and spelling. It’s about building arguments up logically, and presenting messages clearly while telling a compelling story that keeps your audience captivated for as long as possible. Of course, cutting out unnecessary words and avoiding jargon help too.

This webinar will teach you how to convey your thinking as clearly and gracefully as possible. It will also highlight the benefits of style guides and publication policies for think tanks keen to speak in one consistent and captivating voice.

Date

Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 1pm UTC

Cost

This one hour webinar is an introductory session and is free of charge

Trainer

Carolina Kern has over 10 years of experience working for development and humanitarian organisations, helping them to design, manage and raise the profile of projects and programmes. She has excellent skills in programme management, research and communications, and has worked for bilateral donors, the UN and think tanks across health, governance, humanitarian and food security portfolios.

Carolina collaborated in the development of a research communications workshop while at the Overseas Development Institute where she worked as the Communications and Network Manager for the Humanitarian Policy Group. She is now based in Kenya working as a strategic communications consultant for a range of clients including UNICEF, the Overseas Development and Médecins Sans Frontières.

She has previously worked as a communications adviser within the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan and as a programme manager for the Australian Department for International Development.