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Writing skills for planners - Birmingham

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Etc venues, Maple House, 150 Corporation St, Birmingham B4 6TB, UK
RTPI Training

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Delegate numbers are restricted to enhance learning outcomes




Course Aim

We live in a fast-paced world, where we are bombarded with information. Good communication skills have never been more vital. Do you need to know how to communicate clearly and precisely with compelling, persuasive, and powerful writing?

Attend this interactive masterclass to get valuable insight on how to effectively compose and write your content, adapting it to the situation and the audience, and enhancing your professional reputation.

Through a combination of expert trainer input, discussion and group work, you will:

  • Learn how to structure your message to get your points across
  • Understand how to structure your reports so readers can extract information at speed
  • Get tips and tricks on using layout to maximise impact
  • Apply these techniques to everyday communications like emails and report writing

RTPI Core CPD LogoCore CPD Framework:

- Championing Planning

- Business Development


Our trainer - Ann Skippers

Ann is a chartered town planner with over twenty-five years’ experience in a career that has spanned the public, private and academic sectors, but began in local government in both development management and planning policy teams. She has a dual qualification in planning and teaching and learning. Arguably best known for her role as Royal Town Planning Institute President in 2010, Ann is a strong advocate for the planning profession and has held a number of voluntary positions. Ann is currently a Trustee for the Theatres Trust and is a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

Past delegates said...

  • "Ann was really friendly, engaging and informative - her expertise and experience showed!" (Writing skills for planning professionals 09.10.18)

Please note there is limited availability for Licentiate, Independent Consultants and concessions. To be eligible for the Independent Consultant rate, you need to be member of the Independent Consultants Network (ICN). For the RTPI concessions rate, you need to be a RTPI student, unemployed or retired member. You will need your membership number and password to book.

If you are having difficulties booking please contact us on 020 7929 8400 or email