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PLCOVER

PLAIN WRITING CLINIC

San Francisco, CA  –  5-6 September 2017

Course overview: If you are serious about simplifying your writing, saving time in doing it, and seeing results quickly, then this two-day intensive course is for you. It supports your agency’s compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010. You’re taught “plain writing” – writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject and intended audience.

You’ll become skilled in writing clearly and briefly while understanding your reader’s needs.  By writing documents in plain English, you’ll save valuable time not having to clarify your meaning to your reader or your boss.

Practical exercises are conducted throughout the course.  You’ll review, critique, re-write sample government documents as well as prepare original documents.

Who Should Attend?  Those who want to take their writing skills to the next level. Specifically those who seek to save time and effort in producing higher-quality written products and advance their careers.

Objectives:  You will be able to produce quality documents faster and with greater ease and write documents easier for readers to understanddigitalartistframe

Topics:

  • Write clear and complete purpose statements
  • Develop a mind map of purpose and points integrating it into an outline
  • Create first drafts with ease by overcoming writer’s block
  • Prepare well-crafted paragraphs with main points and supporting material
  • Write clear sentences using plain English and editing out “Bureaucratese”
  • Review and edit your work and the work of others
  • Prepare “on-target” emails based on do’s and don’ts

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Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$ 299 each for 3 or more registering     $ 319 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund.  Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



WRITE 2 THE POINT!

Long Beach, CA   –    25-26 September 2017

Newark, NJ  –  3-4 October 2017

Overview:  More energy is wasted on worthless writing – in both creating and reviewing it – than just about any other business activity.  Fortunately, good writing can be easy with this course which lays the foundation for writing more precise and direct correspondence, documents, reports, etc.

The theme of this two-day course is how to make your written communications straight-forward, credible and easily understood. Stressing conciseness, clarity and good organization in correspondence, this course is lively, informative and practices what it preaches.  The manual is a useful guide of key points and rules that makes correct structure easy and painless.

Who Should Attend? Those who want to become more articulate, effective and powerful communicators or those responsible for reviewing/editing other’s work.

Objective:  By the end of the course, you will be able to write more effectively with less effort by applying the principles in the step-by-step process for effective writing. You’ll become a better writer and editor.

Topics:

  • Use Standard English in written and oral communications
  • Use the correct form of verbs and “tricky” pronouns
  • Overcome “poor writing” tendencies
  • Determine your goal in writing
  • Organize your thoughts and overcome writer’s block
  • Revise your material and develop on-target paragraphs
  • Write “easy-to-understand,” organized documents with preferred words
  • Critique and edit the work of others
  • Become an independent writer

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$299 each for 3 or more registering     $319 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



BEYOND TIME MANAGEMENT

San Francisco, CA   –   7 September 2017

Overview:  Would you like to have extra time each day to take care of business? Or would you to overcome the vicious stress cycle that comes from being time-starved? By using the countless tips, techniques and common sense advice from this session, you’ll be more productive and able to free up your schedule. It all boils down to using your time more effectively. You must know how to achieve a balance between what you’re doing and what you should be doing. Once you’ve mastered that, you’re on your way to getting more done.

And finally, you’ll learn how to set priorities, devise “to do” lists and reduce stress simply by doing what the experts do in effective time management

Who Should Attend?  

Anyone who would like to make realistic goals and manage time more effectively while achieving more with less stress.

Objectives:  You will be able to analyze how you currently use your time by identifying time wasters, set goals and priorities to better use your time and apply time-saving tips.

Topics:

  • Analyze your typical time wasters both external and self-generated
  • Prioritize your daily activities
  • Determine career or personal goals then work toward achieving them
  • Communicate more effectively in less time (orally and in writing)
  • Handle interruptions with the utmost diplomacy
  • Organize yourself by using 15 different tips
  • Understand stress and learn ways to manage it
  • Understand the “Can’t Say No?” syndrome and set boundaries
  • Deal effectively with procrastination
  • Run highly effective meetings
  • De-Clutter your home and your life!

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$299 each for 3 or more registering     $319 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.


BUILDING BETTER TEAMS: ENSURING TEAM EFFECTIVENESS

San Francisco, CA   –   8 September 2017

Long Beach, CA   –   27 September 2017

Newark, NJ  –  5 October 2017

Teams

Overview:  Teams have become a principal building block of the strategy of successful organizations. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the central methodology of most organizations.

With teams at the core of business strategy, your success as an organization can often depend on how well you and other team members operate together. How are your problem-solving skills? Is the team enthusiastic and motivated? Do you work well together?  Do you know of any mixed agendas, poor communication episodes, or even personality conflicts? Though extensive exercises, you’ll be able to practice your skills and overcome obstacles.

In many teams, the energies of individual members work at cross purposes. Individuals may work extraordinarily hard, but their efforts don’t translate into team effort, and these results may be in wasted energy. By contrast, when a team becomes more aligned, a commonality of direction emerges and individual energies harmonize. You have a shared vision and an understanding of how to complement each other’s efforts.

Who Should Attend?  Those interested in sharpening interpersonal communication skills and those wishing to use team power to successfully catapult an organization’s success.

Objectives:  By the end of the course, you’ll be able to use proven ideas for developing your team, identify your team player “style” and use it effectively with your team and know what it takes to ensure a team’s success by working with others’ behavioral styles.

Topics:

  •  Stages of team development
  •  Types of teams
  •  Building a climate of trust
  •  Degrees of support
  •  Tips for becoming a better team player
  •  Dealing with conflict resolution

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$179 each for 3 or more registering     $199 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



  RÉSUMÉ WRITING AND INTERVEWING SKILLS

Long Beach, CA   –   28 September 2017

Overview: Due to work force reductions and funding cuts, fewer and fewer government and private sector jobs are being vacated and filled. This results in increased competition.

Your résumé is of critical interest to qualification panels and selecting officials, and thus it’s critically important to your career.  A professional résumé can help you get an interview.  Résumés are the selecting officials’ most important source of information on you.  Often a supervisor’s first impression of you is developed through a résumé review.

This one-day workshop discusses résumé do’s and don’ts , and it shows you how to prepare for a top-notch interview by using proven guidelines.

Who Should Attend?   Anyone competing for vacancies in the Federal or private sectors.

Objectives:  You’ll be able to organize your qualifications to effectively depict your best professional image so you might write a clear, concise and comprehensive résumé maximizing your competitiveness.  Also, you’ll know how to have a sensational interview by knowing what works and what doesn’t.

Topics:                 

  • Organize your capabilities to depict your best professional posture
  • Begin to write a performance-based résumé
  • Identify your strengths through coaching exercises
  • Handle the most common interview questions
  • Practice interviewing skills, and be aware of personal appearance

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$159 each for 3 or more registering     $179 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



expertEXPERT PRESENTATION SKILLS

Newark, NJ   –   6 October 2017

Overview: If your job requires you to make presentations or if you want to gain important visibility, this is a short course you can’t miss. Since most of us have difficulty putting our thoughts into words, this course will give you the simple methodology to improve your speaking style and presentation delivery. Since superior presentation skills are crucial to personal/professional growth, you’ll learn how to prepare material easily and communicate more effectively just as the experts do.

Since the old expression: “Practice makes perfect” isn’t true in public speaking – it’s important to know the basics of what works and what doesn’t. The expression is actually: “Practice makes permanent.” And who can afford to solidify bad presentation habits?

The training manual includes valuable tips and checklists with the very latest information to equip you with the tools necessary to present highly professional, effective briefings.

Who Should Attend? Those interested in learning about public speaking as well as those more seasoned speakers who want to stay abreast of the latest information in the highly-visible field of public speaking.

Objectives: By the end of the course, you will understand the dynamics of expert public speaking.

Topics:

  • Uncover the myths in public speaking
  • Review the tips to overcome nervousness
  • Understand how to conduct an audience analysis
  • Understand what it takes to present like a pro
  • Review proven techniques that work
  • Understand style and how to use it

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$179 each for 3 or more registering     $199 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.