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Business Writing Workshops

In today’s streamlined office, most employees create their own correspondence, reports and internal documents. The image of the writer and the organization is enhanced if these documents reflect contemporary writing standards and establish a professional and positive tone. For more information on the business writing workshops offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus (Regina), please call 306-775-7481 or Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus (Saskatoon) at 306-659-4038.


Advanced Writing for Business Professionals: Revising and Editing is a oneday advanced writing workshop directed at those who want to refresh and polish their writing skills. This course will deal with the final phase of the writing process: revising, editing and proofreading. Learn tips to revise the content and organization of a piece of business writing. You will edit paragraphs and sentences for faulty grammatical structure and errors in punctuation and spelling. You will also review proofreading strategies and the citation and documentation of sources. Editing and revising skills will improve through completing practical exercises and by receiving feedback from the instructor and peers. This course is offered in CP (Canadian Press) style; however, citation and documentation of sources follow APA (American Psychological Association) style.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

GST and materials included, 6 hours/1 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 3, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201504-81
May 3, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201504-82
Examine report writing basics: the purpose, audience, format and style. Practice strategies for the three stages of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising and editing) to help compose clear and concise audit reports. Learn how to summarize and write concisely using parallel construction and proper grammar and punctuation. An audit report template will help you to prepare an audit report for instructor feedback. Available via the web, call 306-775-7481.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 9, 2015 - June 10, 2015
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: June 8, 2015
Register Online
$454.00ReginaCRN: 201404-704
June 7, 2016 - June 8, 2016
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: June 6, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00ReginaCRN: 201504-70
Business Report Writing is an interactive workshop concentrating on creating professional formal and informal business reports. You will work through the writing process for report writing using CP (Canadian Press) writing style. The writing process includes prewriting (researching and documenting); writing (gathering data, choosing strategies to organize information and creating a first draft); and post writing (revising, editing and proofreading). Practical exercises and instructor and peer feedback will help you to improve your writing skills to assist you to write clear, concise and accurate business reports. You will also prepare and submit a minimum of one report for instructor feedback.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

(includes GST and materials), 12 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 20, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 240
Registration deadline: October 19, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00ReginaCRN: 201502-375
October 20, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 19, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00OnlineCRN: 201502-376
Business communication should be grammatically correct, clear, concise and easy to understand. Learn and practice skills to enable you to write effective sentences. Examine the roles of the various parts of speech and learn how each functions in a sentence. Consider word choice to eliminate wordiness. Understand that punctuation is an aid to meaning and learn how to correct common punctuation errors. Call 306-775-7481 for more information.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

(includes GST and materials), 6 hours/1 session or 6 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
December 8, 2015
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: December 7, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201502-558
April 12, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: April 11, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201503-558
December 8, 2015
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: December 7, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201502-559
April 12, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 11, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201503-559
Do you have to take minutes at your next meeting? Attend this workshop and learn what to include in minutes for formal and informal meetings. Learn how to record motions and how to prepare an executive summary for lengthy minutes. Practical exercises allow you to prepare a meeting agenda and create sample minutes.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

(includes GST and Robert’s Rules of Order text) 6 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 3, 2015
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: November 2, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$243.00ReginaCRN: 201502-378
April 26, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$243.00ReginaCRN: 201503-618
November 3, 2015
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 2, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$243.00OnlineCRN: 201502-379
April 26, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$243.00OnlineCRN: 201503-619
Learn the role of social networks in business. You cannot afford to close your eyes to the likes of Facebook and LinkedIn, video sites like YouTube, mini blog engines like Twitter – they’ve all emerged in the last three years, and all are nourished by and explosion of users. Learn how you can connect with others in your field for professional development, connect and communicate with your current and potential customers/clients. Participants should have at least basic knowledge of using computers and comfort with using the Internet.

(GST and manual included), 3 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 27, 2015 - November 3, 2015
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: October 27, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$210.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201502-524
April 21, 2016
Thu - 9:00 am-3:59 pm
Registration deadline: April 21, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$210.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201503-537
October 22, 2015
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.27
Registration deadline: October 22, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$210.00ReginaCRN: 201502-491
April 5, 2016 - April 7, 2016
Tue, Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: April 5, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$210.00ReginaCRN: 201503-509
Have you ever wondered why you can find mistakes in someone else’s writing but miss the mistakes in your own? This workshop discusses both standard and editorial proofreading techniques that include editing and proofreading strategies and tools. Practical exercises will allow you to improve your proofreading skills so that you can create error-free documents.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

(includes GST and student materials), 6 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 26, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: January 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201503-561
January 26, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 25, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201503-562
This workshop will focus on writing, proofreading, editing and formatting business emails and letters using the Canadian Press Stylebook as the writing guide. You will learn how to prepare clear and professional Business Emails and Letters using plain language principles with a focus on sentence structure, verb tenses, fixing common grammatical and punctuation errors, and proofreading. Writing skills will improve through practical exercises and by receiving feedback from the instructor and peers.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

(includes GST, materials) , 6 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 28, 2015
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: May 27, 2015
Register Online
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201404-6
October 22, 2015
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 240
Registration deadline: October 21, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201502-372
March 1, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 240
Registration deadline: February 29, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201503-616
May 31, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: May 30, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201504-78
October 22, 2015
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 21, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201502-374
March 1, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: February 29, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201503-617
May 31, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 30, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201504-79
May 28, 2015
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 27, 2015
Register Online
$227.00OnlineCRN: 201404-7
The Writing for Business Professionals workshop focuses on the preparation and format of the common types of business correspondence: letters, email, memos and simple reports. You will interact with peers and the instructor to learn about the phases of the writing process and the importance of plain language and clear and concise communication. Learn how to recognize and correct common grammatical and punctuation errors. Writing skills will improve through participating in practical exercises and by receiving feedback from the instructor and peers. You will also prepare and submit at least one piece of writing for instructor feedback. This workshop is offered in CP (Canadian Press) style, which is becoming the accepted writing standard for Saskatchewan businesses.

This workshop is available in a simultaneous web-environment (live on your computer) providing that you have a webcam with a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and a printer. Call 306-775-7481 if you are interested in finding out more about this option or this workshop.

GST and materials included, 12 hours/2 sessions or 1 hours/4 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 9, 2015 - November 10, 2015
Mon, Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: November 8, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00ReginaCRN: 201502-426
February 2, 2016 - February 3, 2016
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: February 1, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00ReginaCRN: 201503-621
November 9, 2015 - November 10, 2015
Mon, Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 8, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00OnlineCRN: 201502-427
February 2, 2016 - February 3, 2016
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: February 1, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
$454.00OnlineCRN: 201503-622

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