English is an important Lingua Franca for government, public policy, and international diplomacy. I am interested in supporting professionals who need to communicate internationally to achieve public policy outcomes. I work with a range of organisations in this area, including the Austrian Federal Administrative Academy (Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes), and can count political figures and parliamentary staff amongst my clients.
I have a professional and academic background in government and public policy, and have valuable insights into how people communicate in this environment.
A former British Civil Servant, I have practical experience working in government settings, dealing with official correspondence, ministerial briefings and stakeholder meetings.
My PhD research is looking at the use of English in government and public policy communications. I hope to use my results to develop new tools and approaches for clients in this sector.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
I offer a wide variety of opportunities for civil servants, politicians, government officials and employees across the public service to improve their English communication. The goal of these programmes is make participants more confident, more comfortable and more proficient in how they communicate in English in the contexts that are most relevant to them and their organisations. As with all of my programmes, the goal is to help you achieve a greater impact through your work.
Vocabulary, discussion and communication skills concerning current political issues.
Language to talk about your job, your department, and the work of the government.
Dealing with authentic English-language government documents.
Preparing for specific tasks, projects, publications.
ONE TO ONE COACHING
1:1 meetings provide a more in-depth, intensive, tailored programme for those who need it.
Preparation for specific meetings, presentations or negotiations.
English Jour Fixe programmes - you hold your regular meetings, in English, with specialised linguistic support.
Writing support - I work with individuals and small groups to help draft and finalise important English language documents.
POLICY PORTFOLIO: THE LANGUAGE OF PUBLIC POLICY
Highly specialised language programmes for ministerial and parliamentary staff.
Seminars built around specific policy areas - Energy and Climate, Justice, Health, Education, etc.
Using and creating specific government genres - speeches, ministerial briefings, official correspondence, reports, press releases, media interviews and more.