Project Description

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

The Collaborative Business Writing workshop will give your participants the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. Your participants will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide your participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for the course. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Define collaborative business writing
    • Know different types of collaborative writing
    • Know how to collaborate with team members
    • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
    • Build collaborative writing teams
Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Working with Words

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Creating a Cheat Sheet

Module Three: Constructing Sentences

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Punctuation
  • Types of Sentences

Module Four: Creating Paragraphs

  • The Basic Parts
  • Organisation Methods

Module Five: Writing Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Agenda

Module Six: Writing E-mails

  • Addressing Your Message
  • Grammar and Acronyms
Module Seven: Writing Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Letter

Module Eight: Writing Proposals

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Proposal

Module Nine: Writing Reports

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Report

Module Ten: Other Types of Documents

  • Requests for Proposals
  • Projections
  • Executive Summaries
  • Business Cases

Module Eleven: Proofreading and Finishing

  • A Proofreading Primer
  • How Peer Review Can Help
  • Printing and Publishing

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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