Public workshops

Do you want to be a better writer? No matter what kind of writing you do, our Plain English Essentials workshop will introduce you to the core concepts of plain English that you can apply to all your workplace communications.

This 1-day course is open to everyone and is delivered online so you can join us from wherever you are. You’ll be working with like-minded individuals as you practise your new skills and learn from our expert trainers.

Just pick a date that suits you and book online for instant enrolment.

Frequently asked questions

You will learn how to use our 7 essential tools for effective plain language writing:

  1. Process – reassess your approach to workplace writing.
  2. Core message – focus your content and trim unnecessary detail.
  3. Structure – learn the different ways to present your material.
  4. Design – use layout to convey content more effectively.
  5. Tone – adapt the tone of your writing to engage readers.
  6. Clarity – activate verbs to strengthen certainty of meaning.
  7. Readability – adjust words and sentences to boost reading ease.

We limit the participant numbers for public workshops to 15 people. This means you get plenty of time to ask questions and get feedback on the writing exercises.

Check our schedule to start the enrolment process. You can enrol as an individual or make multiple enrolments on behalf of other people, either for the same date or workshops on different dates. A credit card payment secures your enrolment(s) instantly. 

The simplest way to purchase is using a credit card. But if you need to pay by invoice, select that option at checkout. We will send you an invoice and you can then pay by EFT. Once we receive payment, we’ll confirm your enrolment. 

All you need is a computer connected to the internet, an email account and the Zoom app. Check your computer camera and microphone work and use a headset or earbuds if you’re in a shared space.

We email you the Zoom link 3 days before the workshop. When the training starts, our trainer will share another link with you. This gives you access to the training manual so you can use it during the workshop.

Contact us at least 15 business days before your workshop date to reschedule. Otherwise you will forfeit the full fee. We do not rebook or refund no-shows, so please contact us if you cannot attend.

'This was an amazing course! I am now looking forward to reformatting a document that I have been putting off.'

Research, corporate sector

'It was the most useful training I have received in my career!'

Engagement officer, public sector agency

'I found today’s session really helpful and I will be going back on some of my draft documents to see how I can amend them to reflect the training we had today.'

Senior case manager, regulator

'Normally whole-day workshops, especially virtual ones, are very taxing. However, this one kept my interest all day.'

Business development officer, environment utility

'This is one of the best courses I have ever done. The skills I have learnt today will immediately benefit my work. Thank you very much!'

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