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Preparing and Writing Briefing Notes (Online-Zoom)


This two half-day course provides an overview of the conventions and best practices for writing briefing notes, using hands-on exercises, case studies and the participants’ own writing samples, as applicable. The focus is on the brevity and precision required in briefing notes, which are often read quickly.

Learning Objectives:

The participants will:

  • Meet the needs of audiences for succinct and appropriate information
  • Employ different types of content, related to the issue statement
  • Reduce the time spent in researching document content and for writing the draft

The course will cover:

  • Three types of briefing notes
  • Development of a sound issue statement, the key message of the note
  • Method for conducting an audience needs analysis
  • Determination of the right amount of information for the audience(s) of a briefing note
  • Organization of the content for ease of reading
  • A clear writing style

Date and Time: December 5-6, 2022

  Kitikmeot (MST) Kivalliq (CST) Qikiqtaaluk (EST)
Start Time 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
End Time 3:15 pm 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 

Important Note:

All GN employees are welcome to register for this course, but it will be offered based on Central Standard Time (CST) from 1:00pm-4:15pm. Participants enrolled are expected to complete this course based on this time zone.


Start Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2022
End Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Online - Zoom
Across Nunavut
Contact Name: 
Karen Tutanuak
Registration Deadline: 
Friday, December 2, 2022
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 

Application Form

Completed application forms must be downloaded, printed and signed by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, then emailed or faxed. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.