More than 10 years ago I recall hearing this comment from a city manager during a conversation we were having about staff development.
“Why do I have to spend so much of my time rewriting their stuff? I need good writers on my staff. But why do they have to learn by trial and error on the job. They should have been taught to write while in school”?
They should have been. But, the fact is, writing skill receives far too little emphasis as preparation for the demands of work in the public sector today.
If you can identify with this city manager lamenting the poor writing performance of his staff, Tees International may be the answer for you. We use a proven method for writing instruction focused on the kind of writing government employees do every day on the job. That’s why we call it smart writing.
When deciding on a consultant for writing assistance, be smart. Select a consultant who is both a seasoned training designer and an experienced government writer. You’ll be glad you did.
It has been said that true leaders have a vision and a direction that others share and want to follow. Retreats are a popular way for busy community leaders to get away from routine matters to think together and plan for the future.
If your city council, management staff or department head team has not found the time lately for a retreat or similar planning event, you are overdue.
Anyone who is responsible for planning a council or staff retreat either has used an outside facilitator or wishes she had.
A facilitator is like a tour guide who learns where you want to go, plans the trip and goes along to make sure the journey meets your expectations.
Tees International has facilitated retreats for city councils, nonprofit boards and community groups for over 25 years. Conveniently located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we look forward for the opportunity to assist you with your next retreat or other strategic planning event.