Writing Skills

One of the most enduring, value-add life skills is the ability to write well. This goes far beyond grammar and vocabulary as the written form of communication is now digitally captured for posterity. Writing well allows you to provide an audience with the full picture of what you are seeking to accomplish. It lets you "sell" your ideas effectively and reduces the effort required to accomplish objectives, goals and tasks. We offer training that efficiently covers the fundamentals so that you can deliver the clarity and structure that gets things done confident that your written efforts will achieve short term results and stand the test of time. Focused training for key government documents such as briefing notes is available. We also offer specialized courses for technical writing and writing for the web.

Enhancing the quality of your documents

1 day
$545

This workshop equips participants with the skills they need to edit written materials and to produce text that is: clear in meaning; elegant in logic and flow; concise in length; and complete and accurate in content.

How to draft clear, concise and persuasive texts

***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***

2 days
$995

This two-day workshop will enhance your skills to get results by making a logical case and meeting the information needs of management. You will learn how to build your analytical argument with a reader-focus to support your strategic recommendations.

***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***

2 days
$995

This two-day workshop will build your confidence to prepare written documents for government or business. It will provide you with techniques to improve the style, tone, and logical flow of your routine correspondence such as emails, letters and short reports. This course is designed for both people with limited writing experience, and those looking for a refresher to improve their writing skills.

How to convey technical information effectively

***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***

2 days
$995

This two-day workshop will strengthen your skills to convey technical information in plain language, so that your documentation is easy to understand and easy to follow for the reader. You will learn and practise key concepts, critique samples and review checklists.

2 days
$995

This two-day workshop will enhance your skills at writing web content that focuses on readers’ needs. Practical exercises will include critiquing actual web pages and writing well-organized and clear content. You will learn to use words that matter to the readers, and to develop content that is easy-to-read and easy-to-understand so readers can quickly find what they are looking for.

Techniques to deliver a clear message

1 day
$545

This workshop will help you to more effectively convey your message through plain language techniques that apply to a range of writing tasks.

Writing operational policies and procedures that are easily understood and provide clear guidance

***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***

2 days
$995

This workshop will equip participants with tools and techniques to write operational policies that clearly define the requirements for operational staff and related procedures that guide a performer in completing a given task. You will learn the characteristics of well-written policies and procedures and how to draft coherent operational policy statements and understandable procedures following proven techniques.