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PLCOVER

PLAIN WRITING CLINIC

Long Beach, CA  –  TBD – April 2018

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.



 

BUILDING BETTER TEAMS: ENSURING TEAM EFFECTIVENESS

Long Beach, CA   –   TBD – April 2018

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.



expertEXPERT PRESENTATION SKILLS

Long Beach, CA  –   TBD – April 2018

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.