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Effective Writing to Inform Council and Media

  • 7 Sep 2023
  • 21 Sep 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 7 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM 12:30 PM (MDT)
  • 14 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 21 Sep 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • Online via Zoom
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  • To take advantage of member pricing, your 2023 membership fees must be paid in full and you must register using the same email as your LGAA profile.

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Based on outstanding reviews, LGAA is once again partnering with Wordsmith Associates to host a three-part online series to teach you core tools and methods to write in an effective and clear way. 

Municipal staff regularly produce briefings and reports for council to make decisions. Those same documents are used by journalists to produce media articles to inform the public. The challenge is most municipal issues are quite complex and elected officials and journalists are usually not trained in the subject matter topic. This can lead to confusion of the key issue, or the importance of administration's recommendations is overlooked. 

Through this workshop series, you will learn how to:

  • approach writing based on the needs of council and journalists, 
  • reduce your word count and the time required to draft your message,
  • avoid common pitfalls of government writing and improve the quality of your communication,
  • edit, rethink, and proof other people's writing faster and with better results, and more!

To learn more, view the brochure or watch this short video on how Wordsmith teaches you to think differently about writing.

Who should attend?

Any municipal employee who is writing or responsible for approving documents that get published in council or committee agendas. 


This is a 3-session series involving 9.5 hours of training: 

  • September 7, 2023 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • September 14, 2023  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • September 21, 2023  9:00am – 12:00 pm


    LGAA Members                     $375.00 + GST

    Non-Members                       $500.00 + GST

    Buy a membership and you can save $225 on this training through our First-Time Member promotional program. Learn more...

    Will the sessions be recorded?

    Yes. Each session will be recorded and will be available for viewing for 14 days after each session. 

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