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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Executive Summary for White Papers and Briefing Books, PAEs and SYPAs, Writing Workshop presented by Luci Herman, HKS Lec

This workshop teaches the writing strategies and structures for effective executive summaries for white papers 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 or client. 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. This workshop is ideal for PAE and SYPA writers seeking presentation strategies that advise elite decision makers and garner support from key constituencies.

  • Location:
    Littauer Building, Room 332
  • Date:
    Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Time:
    6:00 PM

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