E.O. 12196 was promulgated on February 26, 1980. Um, what? Unless you’re some sort of government lawyer, “government-ese” can be incredibly difficult to understand. In 2010, the Plain Language Act was created in an effort to clear up some of the confusion. However, plain language doesn’t end in formal government documents; effective communication extends to your emails, blogs and yes, even your tweets. In this workshop, you’ll explore the best practices for written communication.
This workshop is designed for government program analysts and specialists. However, all Summit attendees are welcome to join.
1:45 – 2:15pm The Background – Plain language is a difficult skill to master. In this section, a facilitator will share insights on how to clearly communicate with the written word.
2:15 – 3:00pm Get to Work – In this section, attendees will work in small groups to transform bureaucratic jargon into easy-to-understand language.
3:15 – 4:00pm Groups will share what they learned with the group and the facilitator will end the presentation with some final best practices