Writing that Works

This interactive workshop enables Employees and Managers to increase the effectiveness of e-mails and other written communication by examining sentence structure, grammar, target audience and desired intent.

Methodology:

Combinations of facilitated discussion and hands-on experiential techniques such as exercises, tip sheets and case studies are used to help participants assess their needs and assemble a personalized action plan.

Format:

Clients are able to choose between half day and full day workshops depending on the depth and specialization of their learning goals.  These workshops can be customized to accommodate a specific client’s needs and goals.

Topics and issues covered in either the half or full day workshops can include but are not limited to:

  • Effective communication
  • Organizing your thoughts
  • Knowing your audience
  • Common punctuation mistakes
  • Importance of tone
  • E-mail etiquette

 
A one-hour lunchtime seminar is also available to provide a broad overview on communication and importance of effective writing.

Format Scope of Content Takeaways Max Size
Full Day Workshops
(7 hrs)
Self-assessment & feedback

4-6 specialized subtopics

3 hours of individual and small group work
Self-assessment feedback

Writing tips and tools*

Communication plan

Personalized plan (comprehensive)
25
Half Day Workshops
(3.5 hrs)
Self-assessment & feedback

2-3 subtopics

1.5 hours of individual and small group work
Self-assessment feedback

Writing tips and tools*

Personalized plan (limited)
25
Lunch Seminar
(1 hr)
Covering the importance of time management

Review of writing tools and tips
Overview of tools*

Tips

*Tools may include work style assessment, day planner basics, values clarification and goal setting and project tracking tools.