Business writing

15 workshops found

This category of PMC workshops will help you expand your writing skills for a variety of delivery methods – reports, briefings, minute taking, plain language, proofreading and editing, and more. Use the filter tools above to refine by type, format, duration of workshops, or search by keyword.


Business writing

Business writing
Proofreading and Editing
This workshop is designed for those whose job requires them to proofread and edit their own or others’ written work. Those new to the skills will gain a working ability to proofread, including knowledge of the marks and techniques. Experienced proofreaders will benefit from this course as a refresher and also from the practice and group commentaries. You’ll learn the principles of plain language editing, practice in an enjoyable group environment, and receive immediate feedback on your progress. Through group corrections, individual practice and discussion, you’ll come away with the confidence to proof and edit even the most important documents.
Duration: 2 days (12h)
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Report Writing
Do your business proposals succeed? Do your reports influence decision-making? Do you need help organizing and clarifying your thinking? Would you like to produce clear, persuasive business proposals and reports that get results – in half the time? This one-day workshop will help you produce powerful reports and winning proposals in significantly less time. Obtain planning techniques, guidelines for writing clearly, grammatically and concisely, and tips for increasing impact and persuasiveness. The course is “hands-on” and fun, with numerous opportunities to practice and improve your business writing. You may bring samples of your work for review by the instructor.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Writing in Plain Language
Plain language techniques make your written communications clear — and they help the audience easily understand your intended message. The Government of Canada’s communications policy states, “An institution’s duty to inform the public includes the obligation to communicate effectively….To ensure clarity and consistency of information, plain language and proper grammar must be used in all communication with the public.” This workshop will provide you with skills needed to communicate clearly, concisely, coherently, and correctly. You will learn how to gear each piece of communication to its intended audience, always keeping the needs of the audience in mind.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Business Grammar That Matters
Do you struggle to write correctly and professionally? Have you struggled with whether or not to use a comma or with how to punctuate bulleted lists? Have embarrassing errors undermined your writing? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. In a lively, hands-on session, you will learn to appreciate and apply grammar rules for clear communication. You will also learn to avoid common pitfalls and edit your work for clarity and correctness. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to practice their new skills on common business documents, and are encouraged to bring examples they are working on.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Business Writing for Impact and Influence
Would you like to write more effectively? Have you forgotten what you learned in school? Would you like to have a greater impact and influence on your readers? Today’s business environment relies heavily on the written word. Whether you’re answering email, writing a detailed report, or responding to a customer query, your effectiveness will be judged by your ability to write in a clear and concise manner. Each participant receives a workbook and bibliography of helpful references. Seminar participants are encouraged to participate in writing exercises throughout the day and there is an opportunity for one-on-one consulting to answer specific questions and evaluate personal writing styles.
Duration: 2 days (12h)
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Writing Effective Briefing Notes
Briefing notes are an essential means for staff to inform, advise, and influence the decision-making process in public and private sector organizations. This workshop uses practical exercises to develop skills in writing effective briefing notes. You will learn techniques for planning, drafting, summarizing complex information, improving your writing skills, and editing. The workshop is highly interactive with frequent opportunities to receive feedback. Participants are also invited to bring samples of their work for review by the instructor.
Duration: 2 days (12h)
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Advanced Business Writing
Effective business writing helps you get your job done by showing you how to communicate effectively and appropriately. You will learn how to organize your thoughts, use appropriate wording, target your communication, and write clearly. Good business writing brings results, so it’s worth learning how to do it well. This seminar will help you become a better communicator. That means you will be able to work more effectively and make life easier for your associates. Everyone will appreciate the effort you put into writing appropriately. This workshop will include lecture, practice exercises, and discussion. Those taking this course will be provided with a workbook of notes, exercises and references.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Writing for the Web and Mobile Devices
The Internet is a fascinating place to find information, visit your favorite companies and stores, read the news, stay connected and much more. However, people do not read information on the web in the same way that they read a printed newspaper, magazine, or a book. As writers, we have to be aware of how people approach a web page or mobile device so that we can create interesting and engaging content. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn and practise new ways of structuring their writing for the web and mobile devices for maximum impact.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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La grammaire française rendue facile – niveau 1
Vous éprouvez des difficultés à rédiger et vous hésitez au moment d’appliquer une règle de grammaire? Vos écrits de routine comme les notes ou les courriels sont parsemés de fautes d’accord et d’orthographe? Vous sentez le besoin à ce moment-ci de votre carrière de faire le point sur vos connaissances grammaticales et en arriver à rédiger plus aisément en français? Vous voulez consolider vos connaissances en préparation de votre prochain test de langue? Cet atelier – le niveau 1 d’une série de 2 – vous permettra de revoir les notions grammaticales de base et de surmonter les difficultés les plus courantes en vous adonnant à des exercices appropriés et en profitant des conseils pratiques d’une formatrice d’expérience. Vous regagnerez confiance en vos capacités d’écrire et prendrez davantage plaisir à rédiger en français.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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La rédaction administrative
Vous ne savez pas comment entreprendre la rédaction d’une lettre à votre personnel. La réponse à une plainte que vous devez absolument rédiger vous empêche de dormir. Vous paniquez à l’idée de rédiger un article pour le bulletin interne de votre organisation. La page blanche – ou l’écran vide – vous fait paniquer. Vous n’avez pas travaillé en français depuis des années et manquez de confiance quand vous devez rédiger en français. Vous vous reconnaissez? Cet atelier de rédaction administrative est le remède tout indiqué à vos maux… et à vos mots! Vous y verrez ou reverrez les étapes du processus de rédaction, les principes clés de la rédaction efficace et des techniques de rédaction et de révision faciles à appliquer. Exercices pratiques à l’appui, cette revue des grands principes de la rédaction vous outillera pour toutes vos tâches de rédaction administrative et vous donnera confiance en votre capacité de rédiger.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Réussir le test « Aptitudes à écrire en français » de la fonction publique
De nombreux ministères soumettent leurs employés à un test d’écriture avant même d’envisager leur candidature pour une promotion. Êtes-vous de ceux et celles qui devront subir ce test d’écriture en français, mais qui éprouvent de la difficulté avec la ponctuation, l’orthographe, l’emploi des majuscules et la structure logique des phrases? Aimeriez-vous trouver des réponses et des solutions à des questions de grammaire difficiles afin de vous sentir prêt lorsque vous vous présenterez au test? Dans cet atelier, l’animatrice passera en revue des notions de base de grammaire française et de vocabulaire. Grâce un enseignement dynamique, un manuel riche et détaillé et des questions types pertinentes, vous posséderez, à la fin de ce cours, les outils nécessaires à la réussite du test d’écriture, et au succès de votre carrière. Ce cours pratique et vivant vous donnera de nombreuses occasions de mettre vos connaissances en pratique afin d’améliorer vos compétences en écriture et de vous préparer au test. L’animatrice se fera un plaisir de regarder avec vous des exemples de vos productions écrites.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Succeeding at the Federal Public Service Writing Skills Tests
Many government departments require their staff to have writing skills competency before being considered for promotion and advancement. Are you going to take the government Writing Skills Test (Level 3) in English, but struggle with punctuation, spelling, capitalization, sentence sequencing, and vocabulary? Do you want to understand difficult grammatical problems so you can approach the test with confidence? This workshop will introduce you to English grammar and vocabulary and prepare you for success not only on the test but also in your future career. This is a hands-on and lively course that includes many opportunities to practice and improve your writing skills. You will receive a manual designed specifically for Canadian English and leave with a practice exam that you can take and correct on your own time later.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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La grammaire française rendue facile – niveau 2
Vous souhaitez approfondir vos connaissances en français et revoir certaines des règles plus complexes de la grammaire française? Vous voulez poursuivre la révision amorcée dans l’atelier sur les connaissances de base et apprendre ou revoir des particularités de la langue et de son usage, notamment dans un contexte de proximité avec la langue anglaise? Cet atelier vous permettra d’approfondir les notions grammaticales de base déjà maîtrisées ou vues au niveau 1* au moyen de nombreux exercices pratiques, d’outils de perfectionnement en ligne et de jeux linguistiques sur le Web. Une formatrice d’expérience vous guidera dans votre apprentissage et vous proposera des façons de poursuivre votre apprentissage au quotidien. Vous serez en mesure de rédiger en français en toute confiance et en sachant où trouver les réponses à vos questions de nature linguistique.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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Business writing
Email Communication
This practical and interactive half-day workshop is designed to raise awareness about what factors go into professional emails.  Through theory and practical exercises, you will learn the importance of taking the time to write a quality email and how to do so. You will also discover how bad emails can affect your credibility, professional relationships, and productivity.
Duration: 0.5 day (3h)
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Eight-Step Editing
Many people today edit, sometimes unknowingly. If you’ve ever clarified one sentence in your own or someone else’s email or report, you’ve acted as an editor. In this one-day course, Eight-Step Editing takes some of the highly honed skills that are second nature to professional editors and breaks them down into a sequence of eight actions that will improve and clarify text while retaining the author’s voice.
Duration: 1 day (6h)
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