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April 20, 2018

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Art of Writing Well

Time:1:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern

Cost: $ 224.00

Group Cost: $ 795.00



An effective writing style is key to a successful career in the public sector. At some stage, everyone is required to produce well-written documents. This workshop focuses on the components essential to writing clearly while providing a range of exercises to refresh and practice those skills. The focus of the session is on:


• How to develop an effective writing style
• How to write clear, concise prose
• How to organize material in the writing process
• How to present attractive, easy-to-read material 
Who Should Attend:

Public servants who wish to improve their writing skills and style.

In this information-packed TeleCourse, you will learn:
  • Key components of good writing and why writing well pays off
  • What we mean by style and tone when writing
  • How to structure paragraphs
  • Plain language writing tips
  • How to write in simple sentences
  • How we choose effective words, eliminate unnecessary terms and avoid jargon
  • Key tricks and tips for writing well
  • The steps in undertaking a writing project
  • How to write concisely using a five-step process

The course will be delivered by a highly experienced practitioner and trainer with over 30 years of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Josef Jurkovic is a founder and lead instructor of a national training company, the Centre for Excellence in Communications. Josef  facilitates over 100 training sessions  annually across key areas of internal and external communications and has delivered training for hundreds of federal, provincial and municipal organizations across Canada. He regularly delivers workshops on Communications Skills for Non-Communicators; Effective Writing and Messaging; Employee Engagement; Internal Communications; Strategic, Issues, Risk and Crisis Communications; Media Relations; Briefing and Presentation Skills; Communication and Administrative Competencies; Public Consultations and Citizen Engagement; Public Sector Branding and Marketing; and Stakeholder Communications and Engagement.  

How to Attend:

You will receive simple log-in instructions.  The session will be recorded for viewing at your leisure in the event you miss it.

An Individual Five-Year Unlimited Training Pass for all courses can be purchased for $750.00.  A Five-Year Unlimited Office Training Pass may be purchased for $4,450 for up to 10 employees,  $5,700 for up to 20 employees and $7,900 for up to 50 employees (for larger department discounts, please contact us at 1-888-764-1542).  .