Join us April 14-15, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a public learning workshop on business writing that works. For those who must write as part of their job, being able to write well is a real career boost. Learn how to capture your thoughts on paper so they are strong and persuasive, but at the same time clear, concise, complete, and correct.
We can think about writing either as a process or as a product, the finished piece of writing. If we can think of it as a process, then by changing the way we go about writing, we can change the finished product. While participants will still be aiming to turn out a good product, their sense of satisfaction will arise partly from a greater appreciation of the process by which they get there. This two-day workshop will concentrate on the nitty-gritty details that writers have to contend with, and give them some practical advice on making the job less difficult. They will also have opportunity to discuss their writing problems and share solutions with others in the workshop.
Participants will gain a better grasp of the basics of business writing, practice writing clearly and concisely, and learn the process of gathering material, putting it in a format that addresses the points under discussion, and bringing closure to the situation through recommendations or next steps. We will also go over a writing style in keeping with that used by experienced writers.
- The Four C’s
- Active vs. passive voice
- Punctuation Tips
- Sentence and Paragraph Structure
- Writing Business Letters
- Writing Reports and Memos
- Inclusive Language
- Spelling and Proofreading
- E-mail Etiquette
An investment of P8,500 plus VAT includes snacks and lunch, instruction by an expert facilitator, small group workshops that provide “active learning,” a specialized student workbook and a personalized certificate of completion.
About the Facilitator
Maria Vida G. Caparas, Ph.D.,RP holds a Master’s Degree and Ph.D., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology. She is an Accredited Trainer of the Philippine Government with invaluable experiences in Organizational Development as a Human Resource, Training and OD practitioner. She authored three books on Psychology/HR Management namely “Psychological Assessment: Theory and Practice”, “Uses of Psychological Tests”, and “Human Resource Management” and was a Trainer Delegate of DFA-Foreign Service Institute in Italy and Singapore in 1999-2000. Dr. Caparas is a recipient of various national awards and also a professor in prestigious universities.