Business Writing for Today's Professional - Toronto (September 20, 2018)

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Business Writing for Today's Professional  – Toronto, ON

When: Thursday, Sept 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: TBD

Lunch and Beverages will be provided.

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page here.

Description:

No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes. 

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

Key Topic Areas:

Preparing to write

  • Preparing to write: Gathering ideas, Organization, Scheduling
  • Determine relevant information + Structure + Tools: Operational plan, Report, Template, Email
  • Estimating + Scheduling + Defending writing time (email, letters, templates)

Actively Writing

  • Reduction techniques: 1st write, 2nd write, 3rd write
  • Report Writing: Top Tips + Samples review
  • Tables: Using – how to, when to, + Tips
  • Images vs. Words (when to visualize data)
  • Organizing Content: Top-down vs. Bottom Up
  • Duration estimating: How long will this really take up in my day?
  • Call-To-Action: Defining, usage
  • Assessing + Respecting audience reading / attention time

Self-Editing + Review

  • Proofing techniques
  • Grammar + Sentence Structure Top Tips
  • Formatting tips + MS Word / MS Excel quick tips
  • Improving Clarity, Tone

If you have any questions please contact the Training team at training@mitacs.ca

 
 
Class Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
TBD Toronto, ON
Canada