Business Writing for Today's Professional - Burnaby (March 24, 2016)

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Business Writing for Today’s Professional Burnaby

When: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: Simon Fraser University / Bennett Library
Room: Thesis Defense Room

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to students who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page:



Business writing is an essential skill for today’s professional. Refining and updating your writing skills will help keep you, your work, and your projects relevant and competitive.

Boost your professional value by joining us for this business writing workshop. Effective writing – no matter the type – influences clear communication. What and how you write impacts how well your ideas are received and understood.

Whether you are plagued by writer’s block or a seasoned professional, the knowledge and skills you will gain in this workshop will help raise your written voice quickly to gain your reader’s attention. This is one skill you need to continue developing as communication behaviours and technology continue to change.

Workshop Objective:

To provide opportunities for participants to build on their business writing knowledge and skills through a combination of self-directed activities and in-person, facilitated application. Through their participation, participants will shape their approach to strategically creating clear written communication in a professional setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain practical written communication skills to improve engagement with various stakeholders
  • Deepen your understanding of writing techniques to concisely grab a reader's attention and get results
  • Learn writing methods that can be applied immediately    
  • Harness writing processes that maximize preparation and effective writing time

If you have any questions please contact the Step team at Please also contact us if you have a serious allergy or dietary condition at least one week prior to the workshop and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Class Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Simon Fraser University / Bennett Library / Thesis Defense Room Burnaby, BC