Training services

Training at a glance

Our Getting to the point® training includes Baseline, specialist and public workshops to meet every writing need.

You can:

  • sign up for our virtual training as an individual
  • host a 1- or 2-day workshop for 10 of your staff
  • run a larger program for your whole team or organisation.

All our participants receive a comprehensive manual, which covers document structure and written expression. It uses activities and best practice examples to boost writing skills.

Private team training for organisations

We have run training for over 33,000 professionals around Australia.

Our 2-day Baseline is our most sought after and successful workshop. But our 1-day Essentials training is also popular with time-poor staff. Our options include: 

Audit Writing

Local Government Writing

Briefing and Correspondence Writing

Ministerial and Policy Writing

Communications Writing

Report Writing

Investigation Writing

Web Writing

 

Before a workshop, our expert trainers review samples of each participant’s workplace writing. During the workshop, participants receive personalised feedback to apply what they learn to their samples.

Contact us for a tailored quote.

Public workshops for individuals

We offer virtual Getting to the point® training for anyone who wants to improve their workplace writing. Each workshop uses proven plain English tools to help you write clear, concise and engaging content.

You can only purchase a place in public training using a credit card.

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Specialist events

We also offer specialist workshops for organisations who need them. 

Ask us about our:

  • half-day legal training sessions
  • 1-hour Plain English for Professionals presentation on plain English and its benefits.

Our specialist legal training includes:

Plain Language for Lawyers

Writing Persuasive Advices

Writing Legal Communications

Drafting in Plain Language

 

Each legal training session earns 3.5 CPD points.

COVID-19 update

We run virtual training using Zoom or MS Teams. We do not run it as a webinar. 

Participants attend using their own computers with a camera, plus headphones or earbuds if in a shared space. Participants will interact personally with the trainer and with small groups of their peers.

Please see our Service update fact sheet for more details.

We're COVID safe

 Our clients say

I loved this workshop from start to finish. Activities were relevant and participants could ask many, many questions.

Policy specialist, water utility

This is a course that will benefit me for the rest of my career.

Program officer, state government department

I've learnt that by providing too much detail, I am burying my core message. And that instead of impressing my reader, I am confusing them.

Project officer, land development corporation

We are a preferred NSW government supplier and have worked with over 300 organisations. Our user terms apply to all registrations.