Advanced workshop 2 | More Effective Impact Assessment: Tools for stronger argument and clearer writing

These advanced workshops will offer "more tools" for argument and writing for people who have attended the introductory workshops in 2019 or 2020. Under current circumstances, they are all being held online.

The topics that will be discussed will include:

  • A brief review of fundamental principles of organised reasoning
  • Case studies using organised reasoning in an Australian context, including discussion and lessons learnt
  • A practice exercise redrafting an executive summary
  • Identifying and avoiding common errors of reasoning, called "fallacies", that have a surface credibility
  • Editing and restructuring a draft outline to better support a complex argument

The workshop will be held as two x 3-hour online sessions. They are not webinars, but include a variety of presentations, interactive discussions, small group break out activities and breaks to ensure you remain fresh and attentive!

Participation is limited to 16 participants per workshop to enhance interaction.

This workshop will be run on 23 & 30 July from 12:00pm - 3:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.


Workshop attendees must have completed the introductory workshops on 'More effective impact assessment: Tools for stronger argument and clearer writing' run by Glenn Brown.


To register, go to
NZAIA and IAIA members (who are not EIANZ members) should contact the EIANZ office via to
register at member prices.

Meet the speaker

Dr Glenn Brown has over 25 years experience as an ecologist and educator specialising in environmental management. He has worked on environmental projects for industry, government and non-governmental organisations in Canada and other countries. He teaches courses on Ecosystem Science and Management and on Analytical Thinking and Communications in the masters program in Environment and Management at Royal Roads University in British Columbia and works as an independent consultant.

He has delivered courses on "Organised Reasoning" at International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) conferences from 2015 and also this year in Brisbane. He has also provided the course through the IAIA affliate in Western Canada, EIANZ in Australia and New Zealand, in Iceland China.

Click here to view Dr Glenn Brown's website and biography →

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CPD points

This event will count as 1 point per hour
towards your Certified Environmental
Practitioner (CEnvP) CPD log

Event details

When: 23 July & 30 July

Where: Online workshop

Cost: $165 - EIANZ, IAIA and NZAIA members, $215 - Non-members

Registrations Close: 30th July 20 5:00 PM

Places Available: 8

Contact: EIANZ Central Office on 03 8593 4140 or

Register now and secure your attendance