Training

In-house, customised training

Our Getting to the point® 2-day Baseline workshop is our core training module.

Ideal for a group of 10, or your whole organisation, it:

  • is delivered in-house and face-to-face
  • can be run anywhere in Australia
  • is customised to your sector
  • gives participants feedback on their own workplace writing and a comprehensive training manual.

We have run Baseline training for over 16,000 professionals around Australia.

Contact us about in-house training for a quote.

Tailored training at your venue

We shape the Baseline to your needs, covering writing genres like ministerial and policy documents, communications, finance, reports and websites.

The 2-day workshop includes:

  • a full suite of learning activities for persuasive document structure and efficient written expression
  • demonstration examples in line with your document types and business sector
  • our review of participant writing samples, with one-on-one feedback at the workshop
  • extra value-adding through our related writing evaluation services
  • the skills needed for our advanced training modules.
We are a preferred NSW government supplier.

Follow-on training options

You can build on the Baseline with targeted training to support specific staff, like managers, content writers, and policy writers.

A Baseline workshop is a prerequisite.

Publicly available training

Our Getting to the point® 1-day Plain English Essentials workshop is an express face-to-face training module.

Ideal for individuals and small groups, it:

  • is not delivered in-house
  • covers typical professional writing needs
  • is for anyone who writes at work
  • gives participants a comprehensive training manual.

We offer this workshop at CBD venues around Australia.

Cost: $600 pp plus GST, with discounts for group bookings.

Register and pay at our Store.

External training at our venue

The 1-day Plain English Essentials workshop will help you to:

  • craft a clear core message
  • understand different structural models
  • engage readers with document design
  • match your tone to your readers' needs
  • boost readability with simpler words and sentences.
  Our user terms apply to all registrations.

We are an approved supplier under the NSW Government's prequalification scheme.

 Our clients say

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

Policy Specialist, water utility

The most worthwhile training session I've completed in the past 10 years as a communicator. The measured results in applying these techniques will save me and my employer a lot of time and money. Thank you.

Communication Manager, federal 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

Benefits of our training

 Reforming a writing culture

We give you the skills and support for transforming your written communication. Clear, customer-focused documents and online materials will be your standard.

 Boosting productivity

People will spend less time drafting and rewriting. Senior staff will review and approve content more quickly. You will have less confused clients and customers.

 Improving client relationships

Your material will be more persuasive and appealing, and less ambiguous. Your communication with your customers will be more effective and productive.