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					Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ)


writing skills that mean
business
brIEfS, rEpOrTS, LETTErS, prOpOSaLS, mEETIngS

1 Day Workshop

put purpose and structure into your              COUrSE COnTEnT                                abOUT ThE prESEnTEr
business writing.                                Course content includes:                      Rod Millican combines the experience from
Business writing can be a challenge. How         - Purpose and Planning                        two careers in presenting this program. He
do you choose the right tone and style,          - Structure and Style in business             is a qualified teacher and trainer, having
balance formal requirements with more direct                                                   taught English to senior students and
                                                 - Punctuation without pain
communication, provide sufficient detail                                                       communication skills at tertiary level. Rod has
                                                 - Correspondence, briefs, reports,
but avoid waffle – and what exactly is Plain                                                   also twenty years experience in management
                                                   ministerials, proposals, meetings
English?                                                                                       with responsibility for writing and reporting at
                                                 - Writing objectively                         all levels including to Boards and Ministerial
Offered through The University of                - Writing persuasively                        Councils. He has worked in both government
Queensland’s Institute of Continuing &           - Editing and Proofreading                    and the private sector, and now consults and
TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) this one-day
                                                                                               presents in areas of communication skills and
workshop uses straightforward guidelines,        OUTCOmES                                      human resource management.
practical examples and real world tasks to       Participants will:
help you improve your business writing.
                                                 - Understand the building blocks that         COUrSE DETaILS
You will learn to tailor your communication to     underpin any writing task                   DATE: Thursday 11 March 2010
your audience and write more persuasively        - Use standard structures in practical              9.00am - 4.00pm
and clearly. At the same time, we will             examples and tasks                          FEE:      $360
together safely negotiate potential minefields
                                                 - Move from passive voice to active use of    vEnUE: Sir Llew Edwards Building (no14)
of grammar, punctuation, structure and style.
                                                   verbs to strengthen their writing style.           The University of Queensland
                                                 - Identify and correct common errors in              St Lucia campus
WhO WILL bEnEfIT?
                                                   grammar and punctuation
Anyone who is interested in improving their
written communication will benefit from this     - Practice different writing styles and
workshop – and it can be customised to             adapting to different audiences
cover all types of correspondence, reports,      - Improve their writing confidence.
minutes of meetings, project reports, etc.




                                                 for more information contact:
                                                 Barbara Robinson                                     Tel: 3346 6705 or 3346 6756
                                                 Manager Extension Studies Domestic, ICTE-UQ          Email: b.robinson@icte.uq.edu.au

				
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