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Drafting Effective IM Policies Workshop

June 16, 2020 9:00 AM to June 18, 2020 11:30 AM
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Live Online Webinar
Event registrants will receive instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting 24 hours prior to the event.


This hands-on, interactive workshop leads policy writers through the five foundational steps required to organize policies, directives, rules and guidance. Using practical exercises, we will cover what policy writers need to know to be able to draft policy instruments quickly, easily, and raising fewer objections. The result will be rules that are clear, succinct, and respectful, inviting compliance rather than impeding it. 

Topics Include:

  • Establishing a policy framework and policy document types
  • Selecting appropriate content
  • Removing overly aggressive language
  • Determining standard elements
  • Identifying common policy writing errors.


Participants leave this workshop knowing:

  • How to determine what belongs in an IM policy instrument and what doesn’t
  • The best way to organize IM policies, directives, standards, and guidelines
  • How to word IM rules in a way that’s respectful to the people affected
  • How to approach a policy renewal exercise.


This six-hour live online skills training workshop is delivered in three sessions of 2.5 hours each:
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT (Noon EDT)
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT (Noon EDT)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT (Noon EDT)

The size of the workshop will be capped at 20 registrants, to ensure plenty of opportunity for individual participation.

About the Presenter

Lewis EisenLewis S Eisen

Lewis S Eisen, B.A., J.D., C.I.P. is the author of the international bestseller How to Write Rules that People Want to Follow: A Guide to Writing Respectful Policies and Directives. He has practised law, been a technology consultant, and worked in Information Management in the Government of Canada for 15 years. His approach to drafting rules that don’t sound bossy has been adopted by groups at organizations across the US, Canada, and the UK.  |





$325.00 Drafting Effective IM Policies workshop - Member registration

$500.00 Drafting Effective IM Policies workshop - Non-member registration

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