GES Communicating with Ministers and Policymakers

Course aims:

To help government economists to:

  • Contribute to and influence effective policy-making through clear, concise and precise written communication
  • Explain their specialist and technical knowledge, analysis and findings clearly and with impact especially to ministers and other non-specialists and
  • Where appropriate, prepare for assessment-centre exercises.

This is a very practical two day course and regularly achieves an 'Excellent' rating from 100% of the delegates. It is designed to help economists to communicate technical, complex, detailed, abstract information simply, precisely and briefly to others (whether Ministers, managers, other officials or the public). It covers oral and written communication and teaches how to write quickly and effectively for readers who are not economists and have precious little time in which to grasp often complex ideas. This intensive course achieves consistently excellent feedback. At just six delegates per tutor, it provides individual and detailed feedback, hints and tips.

This course has an excellent reputation within the Government Economic Service and has been GES approved for many years. It also counts towards delegates' continuing professional development within the GES.

For a more detailed outline, please contact us.

Course Summary: 

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Price: £745 + VAT
  • Dates: 22 - 23 May 2018
  • Code: ECMM

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Delegate feedback


speach-markIt was an excellent course and really well presented. Great tutors.


speach-markThis was a very good and useful course. It will improve my written work and how I convey this work orally in presentations and briefings.


speach-markVery good course. Good coverage of all issues raised at the start, good structure and engaging set of tasks.


speach-markReally good handouts and tasks. Good techniques which I will remember.


speach-markThe tutors were both wonderful! Friendly and laid back, they created an encouraging environment. I wanted to do well!


speach-markPresenters were fantastic. I particularly appreciated the individual feedback on the exercises. 


speach-markThe written feedback was brilliant. It's one thing to sit and listen but another to apply it. 


speach-markEverything was really useful! Particularly the written feedback. I liked the theory on the slides and then the practice! Thanks!