Workshops at a glance
Our Getting to the point® training includes baseline, specialist and public workshops.
- 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 training participants receive a comprehensive manual, which covers document structure and written expression. It uses interactive activities and best practice examples to boost writing skills.
Custom workshops for organisations
We have run Baseline training for over 33,000 professionals around Australia.
Our 2-day Ministerial and Policy Writing Baseline is our most sought after and successful workshop. But we can tailor a Baseline or 1-day Essentials workshop to suit your business sector and writing genre, with workshops such as:
Letter and Email Writing
Briefing and Correspondence Writing
Local Government Writing
Before a workshop, our expert trainers review samples of each participant’s workplace writing. During the workshop, participants receive personalised feedback and can apply what they learn to their samples.
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.
We also offer specialist workshops for organisations who need them.
- 1-day workshops with more advanced tools
- 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.
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.
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