Management Development

With the increasing emphasis in the public sector on information, organisations need excellent communicators who are capable of delivering their messages clearly and persuasively. Clear, concise writing plays a central role in the work of the organisation. Staff sometimes find writing difficult and challenging in this communication process. This course aims to develop and enhance participants’ writing skills and to cover the core elements of writing.With the increasing emphasis in the public sector on information, organisations need excellent communicators who are capable of delivering their messages clearly and persuasively. Clear, concise writing plays a central role in the work of the organisation. Staff sometimes find writing difficult and challenging in this communication process. This course aims to develop and enhance participants’ writing skills and to cover the core elements of writing.

Effective Business Writing

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course is fully booked.  To be advised of course dates in the new year, please contact training@ipa.ie

This course aims to give participants the tools they need to develop their writing skills. The course will include short inputs from the facilitator, discussion sessions and practical writing exercises. Participants are requested to bring a sample of their writing with them to the course.

Participants will be supplied with a course workbook and any documentation required for the course exercises.

Commences

23 November 2017

Application Deadline

February 2017 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this one day course is €405 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

With the increasing emphasis in the public sector on information, organisations need excellent communicators who are capable of delivering their messages clearly and persuasively. Clear, concise writing plays a central role in the work of the organisation. Staff sometimes find writing difficult and challenging in this communication process. This course aims to develop and enhance participants’ writing skills and to cover the core elements of writing.With the increasing emphasis in the public sector on information, organisations need excellent communicators who are capable of delivering their messages clearly and persuasively. Clear, concise writing plays a central role in the work of the organisation. Staff sometimes find writing difficult and challenging in this communication process. This course aims to develop and enhance participants’ writing skills and to cover the core elements of writing.

Who is this for?

The course is designed to meet the needs of staff who write reports/proposals and letters and who wish to improve their writing skills.

Specifically participants should:

  • develop their writing skills
  • develop their confidence in structuring letters/ memos/ reports;
  • increase their awareness of the role of appropriate language in achieving the purpose of the report and draw attention to the usage of clichés and how to avoid them;
  • increase their awareness of the importance of grammar and punctuation and the implications of the Freedom of Information Act for writing.

 

Course Content

Public sector organisations need their staff to know how to:

  • plan and structure their writing;
  • match their writing style to objectives;
  • make effective use of summaries;
  • write concisely and clearly;
  • use graphics, grammar and punctuation appropriately;
  • edit their writing to maximise effect.
Other Information

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

Christine McNally, Management Specialist will deliver this courses.

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