Online training

Fast-track your team’s business writing skills with self-paced learning combined with an interactive workshop in real time and comprehensive written feedback to each participant.

The best of both worlds with blended online learning

Stage 1: Individual skill development

Duration: 2 weeks

  • Learn basic principles and complete short activities
  • Receive corrections and comments from an experienced writing coach.

Self-paced individual learning modules provide a solid grounding in the mechanics of writing.

Stage 2: Virtual classroom

Duration: 3-hour workshop

  • Join an interactive group session with up to 10 participants.
  • Share your writing and create brilliant rewrites as a group in real time.

The opportunity to share ideas in a group Zoom session provides new viewpoints from peers as well as guidance from the presenter.

Stage 3: Individual writing assessment

Duration: 2 weeks

  • Submit a writing project for assessment by your coach.
  • Receive a comprehensive writing appraisal and certificate of completion.

Comprehensive written feedback to each participant consolidates learning for more effective skill transfer to the workplace.

Online writing workshops

Workshop 1. Essential Writing Skills: Creating Clarity

This comprehensive online training program gives participants practical tools to make their writing easier to read, present a more professional image and get results. Working individually as well as in a virtual classroom, participants learn to write effective emails and other workplace communications.

At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • define the tasks of writing, revising and checking
  • define the audience, purpose and focus of their document
  • logically structure and format an email
  • appropriately and correctly use active and passive voice
  • identify and revise inappropriate tone
  • correctly structure paragraphs and lists
  • edit wordy text for clarity and conciseness to suit their audience
  • comply with your organisation’s style guide.

Suitable for all staff who need to write emails and short reports.

Workshop 2. Essential Report Writing Skills: Getting Results

This comprehensive online training program gives participants practical tools to make their reports easier to read, present a more professional image and get results. Participants learn to write plain English reports that follow a logical flow, and that get read and acted upon.

At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • identify the parts of the report and their purpose
  • define the needs of their audience and the desired outcome
  • logically and coherently structure a report
  • write an effective introduction to a report
  • identify the difference between facts, opinion and recommendations
  • appropriately and correctly use active and passive voice
  • correctly structure paragraphs and lists
  • write specific, measurable and actionable recommendations
  • write clear, concise and meaningful content.

Suitable for supervisors and managers who need to write complex reports.

When can your team benefit from online learning?

  • If you need the flexibility of self-paced learning.
  • If your team works from multiple locations.
  • If your budget does not allow for outsourcing your writing or editing tasks.
  • If you would like to increase the standard of written communication.
  • If you would like to increase your team’s confidence in their writing ability.
  • If you have 8 or more team members who need to be trained.

With English a global language, clear and concise written communication is critical now and into the future.

For more information, or to register your group for an online training program contact 02 9238 6638 today or email patricia.hoyle@concisewriting.com.au 

 

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