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Writing Workshop presented by Luci Herman, Harvard Kennedy
School, Lecturer in Public Policy.
This workshop teaches the basic strategies and structures for effective executive summaries and briefing books. The workshop illuminates basic steps that will turn complex ideas into crisp and powerful arguments guaranteed to capture the attention of a busy decision-maker. You will learn strategies to synthesize complex data into a succinct and coherent whole that allows a decision-maker quickly to understand the problem, sort through the evidence, and be persuaded of optimal solutions. You will learn how to foreground the central issue, summarize the status quo, illuminate the stakeholders, signpost the pros and cons of your reasoning for change, and highlight key findings and recommendations. You will learn writing and presentation strategies that not only advise elite decision makers but garner support from key constituencies.
Monday, October 24, 1:10-2:30 p.m., Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th Floor