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Writing for Results Inc.

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Legal/Operating Name
Writing for Results Inc.
Alternate Name
WritingForResults.net

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Mailing address

1610-420 Gloucester St
OTTAWA , Ontario
K1R 7T7

Location address

1610-420 Gloucester St
OTTAWA, Ontario
K1R 7T7

Company Profile


Writing for Results Inc. provides training workshops on how to write briefing notes. You can learn more about the workshops at http://WritingForResults.org. The firm's PWGSC procurement business number is 852815406PG0001.
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Robert Parkinson
Title:
Owner - Director
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(613) 231-3305
Email:
rob.parkinson@WritingForResults.net

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Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
2004
Exporting:
No  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
611690 - All Other Schools and Instruction
Primary Business Activity:
Services  
Number of Employees:
Service Name:
The Art and Science of Successful Briefing Notes
Henry Ford said, 'Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.' This workshop does just that for briefing notes. This workshop will:
- demystify the writing process for you
- give you the thinking and planning skills you need to achieve results and avoid pitfalls in writing briefing notes

Over the course of two dynamic days, you will learn:
- how to use a step-by-step model that enables you to prepare briefing notes systematically, efficiently and effectively
- how to give yourself a frame of reference that will provide sound guidance throughout the writing process
- how to write strategically
- how to manage your time effectively
- how to understand your audience's needs
- how to develop compelling content that targets your audience and your objective
- how to vary the degree of detail you use to suit audience needs
- how to use facts, opinions and arguments
- how to summarize
- how to organize your briefing notes in a way that fosters ease of understanding
- how to use the appropriate format for your briefing notes
- how to write briefing notes with clarity and brevity
- how to apply the finishing touches needed to avoid problems

For more information, please visit http://WritingForResults.org

FSC Code:
U000-Educational and Training Services

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This workshop makes extensive use of a case study and small-group exercises.

Alliances:

  • Sales/Marketing

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Distribution of employees:

1

Key / Major clients:

Clients for workshops have included participants from:
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Bank of Canada
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research
- Canadian International Development Agency
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- Canadian Wildlife Service
- Department of Canadian Heritage
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Department of Justice
- Environment Canada
- Finance Canada
- Health Canada
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
- Industry Canada
- Measurement Canada
- Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
- National Research Council
- Natural Resources Canada
- Passport Canada
- Polar Continental Shelf Program
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Service Canada
- Transport Canada
- Treasury Board Secretariat

Success stories:

Writing for Results Inc. has had highly favourable feedback from the hundreds of public servants who have attended the workshops. Each participant is asked to evaluate the workshop, rating 21 factors between 1 and 10. The overall average assessment to date has been 9.0 out of 10. Details can be found at http://www.writingforresults.org/#comments

Testimonial:

Writing for Results Inc. has had highly favourable feedback from the hundreds of public servants who have attended the workshops. Here are comments that we have received:


An informative, innovative, well paced course useful for beginners and experts alike.

- M.A., Manager, Corporate Planning and Reporting


Excellent workshop!

- H.Z., Environmental Program Officer


The course is a sensible, structured and interactive approach to dealing with the challenges of distilling complex topics and issues into clear and concise briefing notes.

- P.C., Director


Excellent instructor and material. A very enjoyable learning experience.

- S.C., Species at Risk Biologist


Great course.

- D.S., Manager, IT Risk Management


The pace, content and methodology used in delivering this course was just right. This information will be enormously helpful in my future briefing note writing endeavours.

- R.S., Analyst


Excellent workshop! Not only did the instructor provide solid expertise in the subject matter, but provided a very positive and friendly environment.

- J.D., Senior Programs Officer


Very informative and helpful.

- S.C., Program Coordinator


This workshop will be very useful in preparing effective briefing notes in the near future. I am happy that I took this workshop.

- S.R., Evaluation and Regulation Specialist


Very informative breakdown of briefing note construction.

- R.N., Staff Officer


I really enjoyed the course. I learned a lot and appreciated all the tips and tidbits. Thank you Rob!

- J.N., IT Security Analyst


Bravo! Excellent tutor. Excellent reference documents. Excellent learning experience.

- J.P., Coordinator


Very informative, helped me greatly!

- A.H., Finance Administration Officer


Very well presented. I recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to be more efficient in writing briefing notes.

- R.T., Team Leader


This was a very practical workshop that will help me to be more efficient in development of my briefing notes.

- P.B., Account Manager


I thoroughly benefited from the hands-on instruction given by Rob Parkinson. The course on "The Art and Science of Successful Briefing Notes" took the fear out of the task of writing briefing notes. It provided a solid framework for future reference, and I would strongly recommend this course to all government departments.

- C.J., Senior Program Officer


Well thought out, methodical approach. Thorough, engaging, fun.

- E.S., Senior Branding Officer


Excellent training program.

- F.R., Environmental Program Specialist


This workshop provides invaluable information on the process of synthesizing vast disparate information into one easy-to-follow briefing note.

- M.-C.R., Research Coordination Officer


The discussions and exercises we did as part of the workshop were quite intellectually stimulating and deepened my understanding of the principles of briefing and writing.

- N.K., Project Officer


The course is excellent. Rob draws on extensive experience and lays things out in a way that is easy to understand.

- C.M., Policy Analyst


Even for someone who does not write formal briefing notes, this course will be really useful for anyone who has to provide advice to management.

- J.P., Data Development Officer


Excellent breakdown of all of the elements of a briefing note! Very well done.

- D.L., Business Analyst


This session was extremely well organized and presented. The real world experience and extensive knowledge of the instructor made him a valuable resource we should all have access to. The course was extremely well priced for the value it provided. I would recommend it to anyone.

- K.S., Content Review Analyst


A useful learning experience!

- M.L., a/Manager


Very useful for francophones writing briefing notes in English.

- M.-E. M., Analyst


I learned a lot of useful information on developing effective briefing notes. I especially enjoyed discussions with colleagues within other branches in the Government of Canada.

- R.V., Science Advisor


I found it very useful and I will be able to correct a lot of mistakes that I have been making in the past. The step-by-step model is easy to follow and useful for other writing assignments, not just briefing notes.

- T.E., Senior Policy Analyst


I finally understand the difference between a “good” briefing note and an “excellent” briefing note. Thank you.

- G.K., Community Advisor
Third-Party Information Liability Disclaimer

Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

Contacts

Contact information

Robert Parkinson
Title:
Owner - Director
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(613) 231-3305
Email:
rob.parkinson@WritingForResults.net
Description

Company description

Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
2004
Exporting:
No  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
611690 - All Other Schools and Instruction
Primary Business Activity:
Services  
Number of Employees:
Products, services and licensing

Product / Service / Licensing

Service Name:
The Art and Science of Successful Briefing Notes
Henry Ford said, 'Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.' This workshop does just that for briefing notes. This workshop will:
- demystify the writing process for you
- give you the thinking and planning skills you need to achieve results and avoid pitfalls in writing briefing notes

Over the course of two dynamic days, you will learn:
- how to use a step-by-step model that enables you to prepare briefing notes systematically, efficiently and effectively
- how to give yourself a frame of reference that will provide sound guidance throughout the writing process
- how to write strategically
- how to manage your time effectively
- how to understand your audience's needs
- how to develop compelling content that targets your audience and your objective
- how to vary the degree of detail you use to suit audience needs
- how to use facts, opinions and arguments
- how to summarize
- how to organize your briefing notes in a way that fosters ease of understanding
- how to use the appropriate format for your briefing notes
- how to write briefing notes with clarity and brevity
- how to apply the finishing touches needed to avoid problems

For more information, please visit http://WritingForResults.org

FSC Code:
U000-Educational and Training Services
Technology

Technology profile

This workshop makes extensive use of a case study and small-group exercises.
Market

Market profile

Alliances:

  • Sales/Marketing
Sector

Sector information

Distribution of employees:

1

Key / Major clients:

Clients for workshops have included participants from:
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Bank of Canada
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Canadian Institutes for Health Research
- Canadian International Development Agency
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- Canadian Wildlife Service
- Department of Canadian Heritage
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Department of Justice
- Environment Canada
- Finance Canada
- Health Canada
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
- Industry Canada
- Measurement Canada
- Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
- National Research Council
- Natural Resources Canada
- Passport Canada
- Polar Continental Shelf Program
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Service Canada
- Transport Canada
- Treasury Board Secretariat

Success stories:

Writing for Results Inc. has had highly favourable feedback from the hundreds of public servants who have attended the workshops. Each participant is asked to evaluate the workshop, rating 21 factors between 1 and 10. The overall average assessment to date has been 9.0 out of 10. Details can be found at http://www.writingforresults.org/#comments

Testimonial:

Writing for Results Inc. has had highly favourable feedback from the hundreds of public servants who have attended the workshops. Here are comments that we have received:


An informative, innovative, well paced course useful for beginners and experts alike.

- M.A., Manager, Corporate Planning and Reporting


Excellent workshop!

- H.Z., Environmental Program Officer


The course is a sensible, structured and interactive approach to dealing with the challenges of distilling complex topics and issues into clear and concise briefing notes.

- P.C., Director


Excellent instructor and material. A very enjoyable learning experience.

- S.C., Species at Risk Biologist


Great course.

- D.S., Manager, IT Risk Management


The pace, content and methodology used in delivering this course was just right. This information will be enormously helpful in my future briefing note writing endeavours.

- R.S., Analyst


Excellent workshop! Not only did the instructor provide solid expertise in the subject matter, but provided a very positive and friendly environment.

- J.D., Senior Programs Officer


Very informative and helpful.

- S.C., Program Coordinator


This workshop will be very useful in preparing effective briefing notes in the near future. I am happy that I took this workshop.

- S.R., Evaluation and Regulation Specialist


Very informative breakdown of briefing note construction.

- R.N., Staff Officer


I really enjoyed the course. I learned a lot and appreciated all the tips and tidbits. Thank you Rob!

- J.N., IT Security Analyst


Bravo! Excellent tutor. Excellent reference documents. Excellent learning experience.

- J.P., Coordinator


Very informative, helped me greatly!

- A.H., Finance Administration Officer


Very well presented. I recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to be more efficient in writing briefing notes.

- R.T., Team Leader


This was a very practical workshop that will help me to be more efficient in development of my briefing notes.

- P.B., Account Manager


I thoroughly benefited from the hands-on instruction given by Rob Parkinson. The course on "The Art and Science of Successful Briefing Notes" took the fear out of the task of writing briefing notes. It provided a solid framework for future reference, and I would strongly recommend this course to all government departments.

- C.J., Senior Program Officer


Well thought out, methodical approach. Thorough, engaging, fun.

- E.S., Senior Branding Officer


Excellent training program.

- F.R., Environmental Program Specialist


This workshop provides invaluable information on the process of synthesizing vast disparate information into one easy-to-follow briefing note.

- M.-C.R., Research Coordination Officer


The discussions and exercises we did as part of the workshop were quite intellectually stimulating and deepened my understanding of the principles of briefing and writing.

- N.K., Project Officer


The course is excellent. Rob draws on extensive experience and lays things out in a way that is easy to understand.

- C.M., Policy Analyst


Even for someone who does not write formal briefing notes, this course will be really useful for anyone who has to provide advice to management.

- J.P., Data Development Officer


Excellent breakdown of all of the elements of a briefing note! Very well done.

- D.L., Business Analyst


This session was extremely well organized and presented. The real world experience and extensive knowledge of the instructor made him a valuable resource we should all have access to. The course was extremely well priced for the value it provided. I would recommend it to anyone.

- K.S., Content Review Analyst


A useful learning experience!

- M.L., a/Manager


Very useful for francophones writing briefing notes in English.

- M.-E. M., Analyst


I learned a lot of useful information on developing effective briefing notes. I especially enjoyed discussions with colleagues within other branches in the Government of Canada.

- R.V., Science Advisor


I found it very useful and I will be able to correct a lot of mistakes that I have been making in the past. The step-by-step model is easy to follow and useful for other writing assignments, not just briefing notes.

- T.E., Senior Policy Analyst


I finally understand the difference between a “good” briefing note and an “excellent” briefing note. Thank you.

- G.K., Community Advisor
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