WaterLeadership: Write a policy briefing note

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, Nancy Goucher, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Water Institute, presents, "Write a policy briefing note."

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Description: One of the most commonly utilized tools for policymakers is the briefing note – a short document that summarizes an issue and makes recommendations for next steps. It is often used to articulate how scientific research can be applied to policy to resolve a particular challenge. Briefing notes are used frequently in government as well as consulting agencies, non-for-profit organizations, and private businesses. Learning how to write a concise, strategic briefing note is an excellent way to help researchers articulate the impact of their work.

Learning objectives:

  • Provide tips on effectively communicating complex scientific issues to policymakers
  • Learn how briefing notes are used by organizations outside of academia
  • How briefing notes can be used as effective science communication tools for researchers
  • Learn how to structure a great briefing note that is clear and concise

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Who will benefit most from this: Researchers and faculty who are looking for a concise way of articulating how science can be utilized outside of academia; and those interested in learning these skills for use in a non-academic career.

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