Briefings on Demand Part 2: Oral Briefs - Institute on Governance

Briefings on Demand Part 2: Oral Briefs

Explore and practice skills and tips on how your oral briefs can support your senior decision-makers.


Course Description

  • As a public servant, one of your key tools is the ability to present and engage in effective oral briefs. You should take this webinar if you wish to expand on this key skill.
  • Briefings on Demand Part 2: Oral Briefs is a half-day webinar that offers you the information and tips on how oral briefs support your senior decision-makers. You will explore skills like how to prepare for and deliver an oral brief, and how to respond to unexpected questions and challenges.
  • This is an interactive webinar where you will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of public service executives and discuss your own real-life oral briefing challenges.
  • During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to practice an oral briefing.
  • You should attend this webinar if you are a public servant at any level of government and experience who would like to improve your oral briefing skills.
  • While both webinars can be taken as stand-alone offerings, Briefings on Demand Part 2: Oral Briefs is a newly designed companion-piece to the Briefings on Demand Part 1: Written Briefs.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn how oral briefs play a key part in public service decision-making 
  • You will explore key tips for understanding your audience and what they need from an oral brief. 
  • You will practice and explore how to structure and prepare for an oral brief. 
  • You will enjoy opportunities to discuss your own oral briefing challenges. 
  • You will have the opportunity to practice a short oral brief for presentation during the webinar. 
  • You will receive advice and suggestions following the practice or your oral brief. 

This Is a Two-Part Webinar:

Learn about Briefings on Demand Part 1: Written Briefs here. We offer a special rate for taking Briefings on Demand Part 1 and Part 2 together of $600. Upon registration, be sure to select the two-day special option. The two-day special is not eligible for the bundle discount

Bundle This Webinar:

This webinar is eligible to be bundled with two other webinars of your choice for a ‘buy 2, get 1 free’ price of $780. Take advantage of our recommended streams (Leadership; Policy: Government Essentials: Innovation) to choose your bundle or mix and match the webinars that best suit your needs. Upon registration, be sure to select the bundle option and then select your webinars. Contact us for support at 613-562-0090 or learningcentre@iog.caNote: If you take the two-day special rate for Briefings on Demand Part 1 and 2, they are not eligible for bundling

Customize This Webinar:

This webinar is eligible to be customized as a private offering for your team and organization. Contact us at to discuss your needs. 

Group Discounts:

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or


Guy Boyd


Guy Boyd has broad federal public service experience having worked in six different departments in such varied functions as: policy development; planning, reporting, and performance measurement; business case development; provision of advice to ministers and deputy heads; quasi-judicial case management; operational and corporate management; and, training design and delivery (including a stint at the Canada […]

Catherine Waters

Senior Practice Lead  

Expertise: Learning Centre and Leadership– curriculum design and delivery, facilitation and custom instruction  Degrees:   BA (Hon) English & French (University of Victoria); MA Public Policy and Administration (Carleton University); MSc Labour Economics (London School of Economics).  Catherine Waters is Senior Practice Lead in the IOG Leadership and Learning Centre. She has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher […]

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