Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency

Well-written policies and procedures encourage compliance, consistency, sound decision making, and productivity. They should be easy to read and can be easy to write. This course dispels the mystique surrounding policies and procedures and is especially useful for individuals with little experience in developing policies or procedures. Participants critique samples, explore checklists, discuss scenarios and issues of concern, and practise writing sections of policies and procedures.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to craft policy statements and procedures following proven techniques and to implement appropriate formats and templates, given the purpose of the document. 

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Control documents — benefits and definitions

  • Choosing the correct control document

  • Linking policies and procedures to vision and value statements

  • Benefits and characteristics of well-written policies and procedures

  • The process of policy development

  • Building templates to meet your organization’s needs

  • Getting ready to write

  • Consulting with users and other stakeholders

  • Using plain language

  • Ensuring logic and flow

  • Tips to improve procedures

  • Formats for writing procedures

  • Anyone expected to write policies or procedures or to review and approve them, especially if new to the task

Elva Keip has designed and delivered courses in the adult education field for over 25 years.  She relies on her experience and extensive research, along with her dynamic presence and sense of humour, to provide superb training in a variety of areas, such as facilitation, writing (basic, advanced and web), competencies interviewing, policies and procedures, and briefing notes. A key focus in all her courses is the effective use of plain language. Elva also offers one-on-one coaching for individuals who prefer a personal approach to their skills development.

“Very informative session. The manual layout is fantastic and easy to follow.”

Online Distance Learning 

Certain sessions of this course are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

Register today by selecting an online session.


Select a session

Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency (Online Session)
November 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency (Classroom session)
March 17, 18, 2022
9:00 - 16:00
Policies and Procedures for Compliance and Consistency (Classroom session)
July 25, 26, 2022
9:00 - 16:00

Group Training

Our courses and certificate programs, delivered exclusively to your employees, offer different levels of training customization to meet your organization’s specific requirements.

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