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1 October, 2020

Why bother to write clearly?

Imagine a world without text. We would be left with images, still and moving. And the siren’s call of the spoken word, sang, whispered or yelled. We would become like the ancient Greeks. We would follow a modern-day Homer who […]
1 October, 2020

Blackwhite – October

Remarks by President Trump, 29 September 2020 Remarks by President Trump, 16 September 2020 We’re on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and effective manner. We think we can start sometime in October. So […]
1 October, 2020

A different guide to writing style

Back in 1979, when civilisation was barely out of its cradle and when days and nights were cool, William Safire wrote the classical article on writing style. He harvested the thoughts of readers to publish rules of writing style. His […]
3 September, 2020

After the pandemic, maximise social return

Most of us should be burning incense and offering thanks because we find ourselves not occupying the positions held by a prime minister, premier or minister of government. And we do not have to carry the awful responsibilities of returning […]
3 September, 2020

Public training—The essentials suite

We’re excited to announce the launch of our public training suite of workshops. These workshops will be available for anyone to join. Our first round of public workshops will include: The essentials of project management The essentials of clear professional […]
3 September, 2020

New Style Manual goes live in September

The new edition of the Australian Government’s Style Manual will be released in live version on 24 September. The Digital Transformation Agency and Ethos CRS were partners in writing the new edition. It will be published only online – a […]
3 September, 2020

Blackwhite—September

Eulogy comes from the ancient Greek: eu for ‘well’ or ‘true’, logia for ‘words’ or ‘text’. The general meaning is speech that praises a person or, sometimes, a thing. The focus of the speaker is on the good character and […]
3 September, 2020

Top tips from our Women in leadership webinar

Last month, three experienced professionals sat down to discuss the topic women in leadership. The discussion was lively and insightful. Here are some top tips from each of our panellists. On finding support Find your support network, have a diverse […]
3 September, 2020

Transition from face-to-face to virtual

We have completely redesigned our workshop delivery model to cater to the needs of 2020. Since April we have delivered the majority of our programs as virtual workshops. How have we measured the transition? After each of our workshops we […]
3 September, 2020

Two big webinars coming up

On Thursday 24 September and 7 October 2020, we are running two big webinars on topics that are piping hot! Why integrity matters to individuals and…organisations On 24 September, we look at integrity, probity and organisational effectiveness—or how making good […]
3 August, 2020

New! Public workshops coming up

Since March, our training team has turned our face-to-face workshops into effective, exciting and engaging virtual workshops. Starting this September, we will be offering a calendar program of virtual workshops to the public. We’ll be rolling out our Essentials skills […]
3 August, 2020

Outdated legislation and the erosion of trust

All legislation gets old. Becomes unfit for purpose and for the times. Creaks and groans. Which is why the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is now being reviewed by an expert panel. Happily, the Australian Government has appointed […]
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