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“I Love Our Organization’s Policies,” said no one.

May 3, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

$10 – $15

Communications professionals are, by and large, excluded from the process of drafting and revising corporate policies (HR, finance, security, IM/IT…etc.). Too often, the work is controlled exclusively by the various corporate support areas and they rarely, if ever, reach out to the Communications branch for advice or assistance. As a result, those policies lack the tactfulness and finesse that are the hallmark of professionally written corporate communications. In this presentation, we look at the stages of policy development where communications experts can make a measurable difference in the quality and effectiveness of the result.

‣ an understanding of how policy instruments reflect and influence an organization’s culture
‣ a greater appreciation of the opportunities for the role of communications professionals in policy-writing
‣ a heightened sensitivity around common negative messaging in policy documents

Lewis S Eisen, JD is the author of the international bestseller How to Write Rules that People Want to Follow: A guide to drafting respectful policies and directives, 3rd Ed. He combines his experience practising law with 20 years of business consulting and 12 years’ working in the federal government. Lewis shows people how to shift their organization’s policy writing culture from confrontational to cooperative, and his approach to drafting policies using respectful language has been adopted at organizations across the US, Canada, and Europe.


May 3, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$10 – $15
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IABC Ottawa
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