Decision Writing

Decision Writing is a 14-hour course building on the decision-writing module in the Principles of Administrative Justice course.  The focus is to assist tribunal members to acquire writing skills directly relevant to them.  The course will help participants bring a reader oriented perspective to writing decisions; organize and revise decisions to enhance logic and flow; write clear, concise and coherent decisions; and gain confidence in decision writing within their tribunal context.  Participants will practice particular skills and techniques through focused writing exercises and by drafting or revising a decision.  They will receive feedback on their exercises from an instructor.  The course will include large and small group discussion and exercises. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™ (CTAJ™). (14 Professional Education Hours)

The objectives of this course are to:

  • develop the writing skills directly relevant to tribunal members and staff.
  • Bring a reader oriented perspective to writing decisions
  • Make written decisions readable, understandable and transparent.

Course Outcomes – Participants will take away:

  • tools to assess their audience
  • tips and a format to enhance logic in reasons
  • four basic tips to make their decisions easier to understand
  • tips about how much evidence and argument to include
  • resources to aide in writing clear decisions
  • stronger familiarity with your own writing style
  • personal feedback on their writing skills
  • confidence in writing decisions.

Recommended prior FOAJ Training:  Principles of Administrative Justice, Evidence, & Decision Making
In-Person or Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members