Briefing and Responding to APS Decision Makers (Face-to-Face)


<h2 id="course-description">Course Description</h2> <hr /> <h5 id="suitable-for-aps-5-el-2">Suitable for: APS 5 - EL 2</h5> <hr /> <h4 id="overview">Overview</h4> <p>This program takes an in-depth look at decision-making and covers the skills required to design, develop and deliver a briefing. Understand the development and role of question time briefs, ministerial talking points for media engagements, ministerial advisor briefings, hot issues briefings, ministerial submissions and second reading speeches. Experience 'real-life' briefing scenarios that simulate the high-pressure and stakes of a government briefing. Learn effective briefing techniques and workshop approaches that build relationships with senior APS decision-makers, ministers and advisers.</p> <h4 id="participant-benefits">Participant benefits</h4> <ul> <li>Learn the needs of APS decision-makers, ministers and advisers and how to manage those relationships.</li> <li>Recognise and present crucial information.</li> <li>Create quality and timely briefs in the workplace.</li> </ul> <h4 id="requirements">Requirements</h4> <ul> <li>Phase 1 – Self-directed readings and activities (approx. 1.5 hours)</li> <li>Phase 2 – One full day facilitated session</li> <li>Phase 3 – Self-directed activities to apply in the workplace</li> </ul> <hr /> <h4 id="this-program-aligns-with-the-working-in-government-craft-at-the-practitioner-level">This program aligns with the Working in Government Craft at the Practitioner Level.</h4> <p>Working in Government is a willingness to serve and the ability to apply a deep understanding of the context in which the APS operates. To find out more about the Working in Government Craft visit the <a href="https://www.apsacademy.gov.au/" target="_blank">APS Academy Website</a></p>

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