Business Writing for the Modern Workplace Course

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Writing proper business-related documents in today's workplace requires a solid understanding of the fundamentals behind how specific documents should be approached, designed and edited.  Written communications in the workplace should be concise, yet thorough and well laid out. 

Technology enabled communications (emails and texts) should also be well thought out and designed to get the correct message across, while avoiding any potential misinterpretation.

This newly designed course teaches how to create business documents in the modern workplace, which takes into account the many forms that modern communication can take, and teaches participants how to best align their message with the appropriate documentation and device.

Click on the buttons above to register for a public course or to get a free quote for an inhouse/onsite training event delivered at your preferred location.

Business Writing for the Modern Workplace training courses are available now throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

Business Writing for the Modern Workplace

Your Learning Outcomes
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand Basic Writing Principles
  • Know Common Forms of Business Communication
  • Review Personality Types When Communicating
  • Identify and Understand Your Audience
  • Understand the Writing Process
  • Review English Language Fundamentals
  • How to Write With Clarity
  • Write Within Workplace Constraints
  • Choose Most Effective Wording
  • Use Effective Editing and Proofreading
  • Create Useful References and Appendices
  • Understand Email Etiquette
  • Effective Report Writing
  • Create an Action Plan
Duration: 1.0 day course

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Reviews

Business Writing for the Modern Workplace Reviews:

"Peter was very engaging and achieved a very interactive workshop."

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

 

"Peter was a fantastic trainer - he established a good relationship with each of us attending the course and made a conscious effort to relate the content of the topic back to our individual traits and interests. Furthermore, the interaction he encouraged from the participants seemed to assist us in absorbing the information effectively."

 

"Thank you Peter - the part regarding the emails was the best for me!"

 

"Really appreciated the thoughtful approach customised to the needs of our group, and the interactive, open and engaging approach of our trainer, who encouraged practical participant input with a touch of humour. Good pacing and time management too."

 

"The course is very relevant and the trainer was excellent in his delivery. Well done."

 

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

 

"I am always looking for ways to improve how I communicate with colleagues, customers and stake holders. The course has made me re-think structure and content when communicating. Also, very useful to have the appendixes at the back with punctuation and grammar."

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

"I found the course quite helpful with my current duties. It gave me an insight for a better understanding when creating/preparing business emails."

-National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters


"Course content was extremely relevant and I will benefit immediately. Troy's delivery was engaging, informative and memorable."

"What a great a course, was aligned to our needs and taught us loads on different types of audiences!"

-Technology One


"Overall the course met our needs and Anna did a great job throughout the day."

"I found the information the trainer provided was exceedingly helpful."

"Excellent refresher on good business writing."

-SafeWork SA


 

"Really enjoyed the mind map I think that is something I will use very regularly."

"Good content and Kate did a really good job of tailoring the information for the group on the way though the course."

"The content of the course was broad but covered items I found very useful. There was also time to ask for any random questions we may have."


-Collins Foods


 

"Content of the course reinforced learned skills."

"I found the individual activities really helpful. Then to get individual feedback from Sanet really helped my learning."

"Handy tips and sayings to help remember part of content."

-Western Downs Regional Council



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Course Outline
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace

Download Business Writing for the Modern Workplace Course Outline

Foreword:

Learn how to write for various audiences and personality types by utilising the unique PD Training personality profiling tools in class.  This new course takes into consideration the latest in modern communications platforms and empowers participants to be more effective writers.

 

Modern communication requires an awareness of multiple audience types and multiple device utilisation to assure the message is clear, concise and not lost between the various platforms available in the modern workplace.  PD Training's Business Writing for the Modern Workplace course is ideal for reviewing the basics and learning the latest in modern writing techniques.

 

Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 1
From Texting to Boardroom Paper
  • Everyone is a Business Writer
  • Universal Principles of Good Writing
  • Forms and Formats
  • Common Forms of Business Writing
  • The Principle of ‘Purpose’
  • Reflection
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 2
Who am I Writing For?
  • The Principle of ‘Audience’
  • LDP Review – Communication Preferences
  • Understanding the Audience
  • Writing for a Global Audience
  • Reflection
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 3
The Blank Page
  • The Principle of ‘Structure’
  • The Writing Process
  • Starting
  • Writing
  • Finishing
  • Reflection
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 4
English Still Matters
  • Texting – a Legitimate Form of Language
  • Write it Once. Make it Count
  • English Fundamentals
  • The ‘Plain’ Truth
  • The Principle of Clarity
  • Reflection
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 5
Writing within Constraints
  • The Space-Time Continuum
  • The Principle of ‘Concision’
  • Word Choice
  • Reflection
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 6
Click with Confidence
  • Wait! The Pressure to Hit ‘send’
  • Edit, Edit, Edit
  • The Principle of Proofing
  • Reflections
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 7
Reflections
  • Create an Action Plan
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Punctuation
  • Email Etiquette
  • Using MS Word Readability Score
  • Structuring a Business Report
  • Add Your Own Writing Tips

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Delivery Options for In-house training

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Trainng Management Centre which takes care of a heap of things before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)


What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Do you already have systems and wish they were automatically up to date?

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace

Details:

  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

Questions:

  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

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Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
Sydney
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
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May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
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Melbourne
Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Brisbane
PD Training Pty Ltd, Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Perth
Karstens Conference Centre, Level 1, 111 St. Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Adelaide
International Visualisation Centre, 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Canberra
Dialogue, 4 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
February 4
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
June 19
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast

When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Orgmenta app

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 3-hour session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive
REACH Cubes

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH
Labels

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
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