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
  • 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.

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:

  • 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: $750 pp plus GST. 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.

Our training can reform a writing culture, boost productivity and improve client relationships

 Plain English for Professionals

Ask us about our 1-hour presentation on plain English and its benefits.

 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

The most worthwhile training session I've done in the past 10 years. 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