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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.





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This one-day advanced writing workshop is directed at those who want to refresh and polish their writing skills. It deals with the final phases of the writing process: revising, editing and proofreading. Learn tips to revise the content and better organize a piece of business writing. Review proofreading strategies and learn how to cite documents and sources. This course is available in a web environment providing you have high speed internet and webcam. Call 306-775-7481.

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 2, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201604-19
May 2, 2017
Registration deadline: May 1, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201604-20
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.

Learn the types of report formats and work through the report writing process using 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). You will prepare and submit a minimum of one report for instructor feedback. Workshop is available via the web. 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), 12 hours/2 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 4, 2016 - October 5, 2016
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: October 3, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00ReginaCRN: 201602-176
October 4, 2016 - October 5, 2016
Tue, Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 3, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00Web AssistedCRN: 201602-177
This two-day comprehensive writing course focuses on writing basics (plain language principles, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation) so that you can prepare a variety of business correspondence such as emails, letters, memos and simple reports. Learn about the phases of the writing process and the importance of clear and concise communication. Each participant will prepare one piece of writing for instructor feedback. Available via the web – call 306-775-7481 for information.

GST and materials included, 12 hours/2 sessions or 1 hours/4 sessions
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 240
Registration deadline: October 18, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00ReginaCRN: 201602-125
April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00ReginaCRN: 201603-133
October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 18, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00Web AssistedCRN: 201602-126
April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Wed, Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$475.00Web AssistedCRN: 201603-134
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
January 24, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: January 23, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201603-135
January 24, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 23, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201603-136
Examine the responsibilities of the minute-take – before, during and after a meeting. Learn how to prepare an agenda and practice recording minutes for both formal and informal meetings. Receive tips and techniques to help you to focus on listening and how to summarize and paraphrase what is being said. Learn how to record motions correctly and how to proofread and correct common punctuation errors. Receive a copy of Roberts Rules of Order in Brief. Available via the web – call 306-775-7481.

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 2, 2016
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: November 1, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$265.00ReginaCRN: 201602-157
April 25, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: April 24, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$265.00ReginaCRN: 201603-168
November 2, 2016
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 1, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$265.00Web AssistedCRN: 201602-158
April 25, 2017
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 24, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$265.00Web AssistedCRN: 201603-169
Learn both standard and editorial proofreading tips and techniques to help you create error-free documents. Consider word choice to eliminate wordiness. Understand that punctuation is an aid to meaning and learn how to correct common punctuation errors. Available via the web – 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 student materials), 6 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 15, 2017
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: March 14, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201603-72
March 15, 2017
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 14, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201603-75
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 12, 2016
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 207.27
Registration deadline: October 12, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$220.00ReginaCRN: 201602-518
April 18, 2017 - April 20, 2017
Tue, Thu - 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: 207.24
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$220.00ReginaCRN: 201603-574
This workshop focuses on writing, proofreading, editing and formatting business emails and letters using Canadian Press as the writing guide. Practice how to prepare clear and professional business emails and letters using plain language principles with a focus on sentence structure using correct grammar and punctuation. Learn tips for managing your overfull inbox. Available via the web. 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, materials) , 6 hours/1 session
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 31, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: May 30, 2016
Register Online
$227.00ReginaCRN: 201504-78
December 1, 2016
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: November 30, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201602-155
February 8, 2017
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: February 7, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201603-151
June 7, 2017
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 241
Registration deadline: June 6, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00ReginaCRN: 201604-21
May 31, 2016
Tue - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: May 30, 2016
Register Online
$227.00Web AssistedCRN: 201504-79
December 1, 2016
Thu - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 30, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201602-156
February 8, 2017
Wed - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: February 7, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201603-152
June 7, 2017
Wed -
Registration deadline: June 6, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$245.00Web AssistedCRN: 201604-22
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