Communicating for Policymakers

How to spread the word about your work – interactive (60 minutes)


  • Lesson 1: Public speaking and influencing
  • Lesson 2: Telling a story with data
  • Lesson 3: Writing for impact
  • Lesson 4: Communications masterclass
  • Final quiz

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As a policymaker today, you have to know how to get others interested in your work — whether you’re blogging about a policy on a government platform or giving a presentation about it at a conference

“Another valuable innovation resource from Apolitical” – Canadian policymaker

But being great at your job doesn’t mean you’re great at talking or writing about it. When you’re immersed in a task, it’s common to feel confused about how much of it will be interesting to others.

That’s where this course comes in. After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce themselves and present with clarity and flair
  • Structure a powerful blog or social media post
  • Construct a great presentation about their policy or idea

Each of the course’s four sections is about fifteen minutes long, for a total running time of around 60 minutes