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Stanley Stenersen
PB AF 598
Seattle Campus

Administrative and Policy Skills Workshop

Teaches practical administrative, leadership, and analytic skills commonly required of managers and analysts in the public and nonprofit sectors. The workshops emphasize hands-on problem resolution, simulations, and actual practice. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This skills workshop is designed to give you more confidence in shaping documents that communicate effectively in the workplace. You will learn how to analyze your audience, choose appropriate presentation strategies, and produce documents that are clear, coherent, and unified. The workshop is predicated on these main points: (1) writing for a decision-making audience often involves different strategies than those used in an academic setting, (2) understanding how readers absorb new, often complex information is key to making good choices, and (3) applying certain review and revision techniques can increase your likelihood of success.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ellen Weinstein
Date: 04/13/2011