Upcoming Courses

 

ONE-DAY AND HALF-DAY WRITING AND COMMUNICATION COURSES FOR THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (IPAA)

Developing Good Communication Skills in the Workplace
This highly participatory course focuses on how communications and interpersonal skills in the workplace may be improved and enhanced. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


Editing and Proofreading Skills for Government
The course focuses on editing techniques that will improve documents by making them more professional, factual, concise and persuasive. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


Read at Speed
This workshop aims to provide everyone who reads at work with the skills to significantly increase their reading speed, while also improving their comprehension and memory of what they have read. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


How to Develop Good Report Writing Skills
This course is designed to assist those working in the public sector who may be required to write reports, briefing notes, board submissions, annual reports, research papers, business proposals, planning submissions and operational procedures. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


Executive Writing Skills
Participants in this fast-moving, interactive yet informal workshop will learn how they may develop their skills as effective executive writers. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


Brushing Up On Your Grammar and Punctuation
This simple, easy-to-understand course is aimed at those in the public sector whose job entails writing and who may feel the need to brush up and enhance their proficiency in this area. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


Presenting to Influence and Persuade with Confidence
This lively, open, interactive course will show you how to acquire and employ the skills you need to present with confidence. Click on title for full details, venues & dates.


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CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

John will be recommencing the below courses both in a seminar room setting and on Zoom in the near future. Check back for details.

Writing Dramatic Dialogue

Dialogue must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition, yet it must also be dramatic and believable. Learn how to reconcile these apparently incompatible necessities. More details coming soon.


Show Don’t Tell – Skilful Use of Exposition

The art of exposition is a subtle one. Learn how and where writers can employ techniques to weave exposition into the fabric of the story so readers are scarcely aware of being given essential information. More details coming soon.


Creating Memorable Fictional Characters

Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. Learn how show to create convincing characters, even those of the opposite gender. More details coming soon.


Editing and Assessing Your Own Manuscript

This fast-paced, interactive workshop will take you through how to edit your first and subsequent drafts and how to self-assess your manuscript. More details coming soon.


Getting Published – Mastering the Process

Learn the step-by-step process including market research, finding an agent, approaching publishing houses, and the pros and cons of self-publishing. More details coming soon.

BUSINESS WRITING AND COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS (AVAILABLE AT YOUR WORKPLACE / ON DEMAND)

Effective Business Writing Workshop Tutorials
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Effective Writing Skills for People at Work
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Brushing up on Your Grammar and Punctuation
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Presenting to Influence and Persuade with Confidence
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Developing Successful Communication Skills in the Workplace
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How to Develop Good Report Writing Skills
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How to Enhance Your Editing and Proofreading Skills
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How to Speed up Your Reading – Yet Improve Your Retention
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