Course Description

From daily email demands to reports and proposals, clear written communication is the common currency of the workplace. Invariably, this communication takes place within a frenetic, fast-paced environment. Many in the workforce find their communication demands increasing exponentially, yet have no in-house support. This seminar is designed to provide that support. In a friendly and relaxed environment, you will practise your writing and editing skills, addressing key issues surrounding communication in the workplace.


  • How do I get started writing?
  • How can I speed up the writing process?
  • How can I become more flexible in the way I approach diverse writing challenges?
  • Do I really need to understand grammar to become a better writer at work?
  • How do I make my writing as concise and clear as possible?
  • How can I confidently 'fix' sentences that don't convey the meaning I want them to convey?
  • How can I develop a written voice that is appropriate for a number of work-related situations?
  • Is there an easy way to know what punctuation would be appropriate in specific sentences?
  • What kinds of writing flaws should I be looking for when I proofread my writing and the written work of others?

Certificate for Emerging Leaders: Professional Skills

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Mar 07, 2023 to Mar 13, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $389.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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