All of our workshops can be delivered in-house and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. If you are interested in a specific topic area you can browse for a workshop using the categories below or contact us for further information.
Basic English for Public Servants
Do you need to improve your grammar, punctuation and word usage? Do you remember when you last studied English grammar? Did you ever learn grammar and punctuation? Has your supervisor ever sent back work with negative comments scrawled across it?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from this one day interactive workshop which will help you improve your grammar, punctuation and word usage. This workshop helps writers to further develop their skills, confidence and professionalism by making them more conscious of their use of language.
Fundamental Writing Skills for NESB
Fundamental Writing Skills for Public Servants from Non English Speaking Backgrounds provides a sound basis for written communication. This workshop is particularly valuable for people for whom English is a second language. This workshop is slower paced and tailored to cultural differences, otherwise it is the same as the Fundamental Writing Skills workshop. Some benefits of attending include:
- The building blocks of language – words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs
- Punctuation and its effects – parts of speech and simple grammatical constructs
Fundamental Writing Skills for Public Servants
Fundamental Writing Skills provides a sound basis for written communication. This workshop is particularly valuable for those people who may not have had a good grounding in the technicalities of the English language at school, or for whom English is a second language. Fundamental Writing Skills is also a valuable refresher course for the more capable writer who wishes to hone their skills. Added benefits of attending include;
- Module revealing all the techniques to successfully addressing selection criteria
- How best to structure letters, memos, short reports, proposals emails and their application in the workplace
Write to Succeed in the APS
Write to Succeed teaches writers simple techniques for writing clearer, more convincing, and professional letters, reports, and emails. This workshop is designed for people working in a business environment & develops the following competencies:
- Generate ideas and structure them in a logical, hierarchical way
- Minimise bureaucratic language and raise the understanding of readers
- Write more convincing proposals and suggestions
- Deal with complaints more effectively
- Write more professional reports
Report and Ministerial Writing
This workshop is designed to help public servants gain the skills and confidence to conquer the challenges of ministerial and report writing. Topics covered in this one day workshop include;
- The characteristics of a good ministerial and the challenges when writing for the Minister
- How to structure a good ministerial – designing a logical argument that is persuasive and addresses the perceived concerns of the audience
- How to organise the structure of a report
- Do’s and don’ts of report writing – a check list
Writing Skills for Executive Assistants
As an Executive or Personal Assistant your communication skills, both oral and written, need to be at the highest level. In your role you may need to write letters, emails, drafts, minutes and Ministerials and research material for a PowerPoint presentation.
This one day workshop provides you with the tools to help you hone and polish your writing skills. This workshop is particularly valuable for those who are new to the role of Executive Assistant, those who are considering a move into the role of Executive Assistant or Executive Assistants who just need a refresher.