A one-day customised course covers the principles of writing clearly, how to target an audience, editing skills, and common errors in grammar and punctuation (and how to avoid them). It is similar in structure to our flagship course Write Well. If there are fewer than six people in your organisation who want to do a course, we recommend you sign up for a scheduled Write Well course.
Although customised writing courses generally run for one day, two-day courses can also be arranged. In a two-day course, the second day is usually devoted to working with participants on a specific writing project of their choice, which provides more practical application of the skills learnt in the first day. One-on-one coaching is provided at various times throughout the day.
All the courses offered by Write Course are fast-paced, enjoyable and informative. They are also hands-on; participants should come prepared to put theory into practice. There are lots of opportunities to practice the skills discussed and to ask questions about specific challenges. But don’t worry, you won’t be put on the spot – unless you choose to be. Courses are conducted in an inclusive, non-threatening style.
Before the course, participants will be asked to provide examples of things they are currently working on and these will be used to inform the examples used throughout the day. In this way, the content will be targeted to the challenges and topics pertinent to your workplace.
Groups of between five and 14 people work best. If you have fewer than five people, we suggest you sign all attend a scheduled course. Or, better still, find a few more people in your workplace and book for a larger number. Experience shows that groups of less than five do not have sufficient group interaction for participants to gain the full benefits of the course.
Having a course in your workplace allows the content to be specifically targeted to your business, with specific examples from your everyday work life. It also provides a fabulous team-building opportunity. But the most valuable aspect of a customised workplace writing course is that it puts everyone in your organisation on the same page. Literally. The ongoing support available within the workplace when a group has completed a course together means that the things learnt in the course are solidified in coming weeks and months, giving your organisation better value for the money spent on training.
The course can be held in a suitable space within your offices (such as a board room or large meeting room) or Write Course can organise a training venue away from the everyday distractions of your offices. Prices vary slightly depending on whether you have the course in your offices or at another venue.
At least five participants are required per course. The maximum number per course is 14. Price is negotiable, but will generally be a flat fee regardless of the number of attendees (within the 5-14 range). The fee includes tuition and course materials. Discounts are available if more than one course is booked by the same organisation. Contact Write Course for more information.