Gain new skills with an online writing course

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Write to Govern: How to write board and committee papers (A$198)

I’ve been working with people who write board and committee papers since 2006 and know they’re not easy to write because you are writing for highly skilled directors who are not all experts in your topic.

Your task is made more difficult by length constraints – most board papers these days are under four pages. We all know that writing concisely is much harder than writing at length. There is a famous quote attributed to several people (Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Pascal): ‘Sorry to write you a long letter; I didn’t have time to write you a short one.’

Your challenge is made harder by the reviewing process. I’ve heard of papers ping-ponging around offices dozens of times with people making contradictory suggestions for improvement.

With this online course, you’ll learn how to write effective papers more confidently and get through the review process more effortlessly.

What you receive

  • Information based on my 10 years’ experience working with board and committee papers
  • 10+ podcasts (interviews) with experts (more interviews will be added regularly)
  • Videos
  • Activities

Tailored for organisations

Organisations can tailor this course to suit their templates and board requirements. Read more about how this course can be tailored.

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This course will take up to 10 hours and you receive access for one year.

emails@work: How to write effective emails (A$39)

Emails are quick and easy to send, but that doesn’t mean they are always easy to write.

  • Are your emails sometimes ignored?
  • Do you sometimes find it hard to get the tone right?
  • Do you waffle too much before getting to the point?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then this course is for you.

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This course will take about 3-4 hours to complete. You receive access for one year.

The Art of Writing Sentences

This online writing course outlines some of the basics of sentence structure and teaches you techniques to improve your own sentences.

You’ll learn how to write straightforward sentences for business documents, and also how to play with sentences so they have impact in marketing copy.

On completion of this course, you’ll write all types of business communications with greater confidence.

Read the course outline and some feedback from participants.

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This course will take 3–5 hours to complete and you have access for one year.