Federal Bureau of Investigation hunts down new ideas for clear writing.
John Sturtevant recently led a full-day Business Writing Workshop for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s international legal operations.
The Workshop is part of the FBI’s three-day Legat Operations Conferences held three times a year. Conference attendees include Legal Attaché Specialists who support top functions at American Embassies around the world.
Workshop participants rated the full-day session an average of 9.8 out of a possible 10 for overall excellence and relevance to their jobs.
Stephanie Moore, LOA Specialist said, “What at day! It was a fun, informative, and eye-opening experience. John taught me new ways to look at how others perceive my writing.”
Leslie Spence, Legat Operations, said “I really enjoyed the small group exercises…I learned a great deal from other people’s perspectives in our group.”
Caitlin Strickland added, “I learned new ideas that I will use every day to think about my audience and write for their learning styles.”
The FBI supports Legal Attaché offices—commonly known as Legats—and smaller sub-offices in 75 key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. embassy or consulate in that nation. The program is managed by the Office of International Operations at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
John Sturtevant presents public Business Writing workshops and onsite training for organizations throughout the world.