Writing for Decision Making

Inform decision making, influence others of the need to change or to invest in our ideas, with a clear and compelling ‘narrative’ and relevant ‘numbers’.

  • Apply approaches to developing the narrative for your team, project or proposal.
  • Review and analyse the logic behind a team, project or proposal.
  • Be able to identify how numbers can help make your narrative more compelling.
  • Access to approaches for presenting numbers with clarity.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • The strategy narrative - a logic that explains the who, what, why and how of our organisation, team or project.
    • The proposal narrative - an approach to developing a narrative for a proposal or business case.
    • Applying these narratives to case studies/examples.
    • Numbers that can support your organisational narrative.
    • Numbers that may be required to support your proposal or business case.
    • Techniques to enhance the impact of presenting narratives and numbers.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is designed for managers and leaders writing strategies, proposals and business cases that combine compelling narratives with the relevant numbers.

  • How will I benefit?

    This course will provide you with practical approaches and tools for writing strategies, proposals and business cases that combine compelling narratives with the relevant numbers.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    You will uncover the stories and narratives that help your organisation sell itself, and help the business communicate to your audience through your writing.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
This course, was fantastic, largely due to Mark’s expertise and manner. It was one of the best courses I’ve done. It was dense, but extremely practical and useful.Vanessa (Business Manager)

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Business Writing Essentials, Getting the Most Out of Excel Formulas and Functions or Getting the Most Out of Excel Pivot Tables.

Available course dates:

  • Wednesday 7 September, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Wednesday 7 September, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Mark Priadko; B Econ (Hons); Grad Dip (Marketing)

    Mark helps people think through complex situations and opportunities. His clients include organisations from all levels of government (state, federal and local), Universities, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. The first half of his professional career led him to Executive roles in South Australian Treasury and Finance. He has a deep knowledge of government decision-making processes and public sector financial management. Mark’s former responsibilities in Treasury and Finance included providing advice on the State Government’s financial strategy, legislation and policies, overseeing whole of government banking, financial reporting and related financial systems and working with agencies as part of the annual budget process and weekly Cabinet processes. His love of learning, his experience and understanding of finances and strategy and his curiosity lead him to insights into how organisations and their various functions and projects can be progressed or improved. Mark works with participants to more clearly understand their organisations, helping them make quality decisions often in complex situations.

    Schedule number: 8028
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
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