Writing is an essential skill in any organisation. The ability to write reports, draft project proposals, prepare substantive papers and communicate effectively with colleagues and partners is a crucial skill for any UN staff.

This five-week interactive course is designed to enhance the ability of staff to effectively draft a wide variety of documents through increased sensitivity to language, structure and content. Also, participants will be exposed to a variety of techniques for drafting documents that are adapted to the audience and have impact.

Presenting to live audiences an organisation's policies and work convincingly is a core leadership responsibility that requires smart supporting teamwork. Any speaker wants the audience to be impressed, and to hear a subliminal message: That was good. That speaker is a real leader. More please!

This course shows participants how to prepare, both for senior colleagues and for themselves, clear, engaging and memorable talking-points and speeches for any occasion. It covers key principles of public speaking and practical techniques for making drafts lively and easy to use.