Applied Innovation Centre

Writing in Plain English

Applied Innovation Centre

Event outline

There is nothing more universal than communication, and the power of good communication is the action it creates. Successful communication is measured not by what our message does to the reader, but what the reader does with our message.

'Writing in Plain English' is an intensive one day program that develops vital communication competencies based on the written word.

Participants will learn the key ingredients of written communication including planning, using correct grammar, understanding their audience and the value of the drafting and editing cycle.hat our message does to the reader, but what the reader does with our message.

Benefits for the organisation

  • Less wastage due to re-drafting documents.
  • Documents are grammatically correct and easily understood;
  • Documents are well planned; and
  • Internal and external communication is appropriate for the audience.

Benefits for the individual

  • Heightened skills in the preparation of all forms of written communication; and
  • Improved confidence that your written material is appropriate to the circumstances.
  • Improved confidence that your written material is appropriate to the circumstances.

Outcomes

On completion a participant will be able to:

  • Recognise the need to write in plain English to ensure members of the general public understand key messages.
  • Apply a planning process to their writing, including the identification of purpose and audience need
  • Use accessible language and minimise jargon
  • Use the active voice where appropriate
  • Apply techniques for drafting and editing documents in plain English including the use of appropriate punctuation and grammar.

Training Methodology

This is a highly interactive and practical program in which participants will:

  • Discover protocols and techniques that work successfully.
  • Analyse their own writing style.
  • Relate the above to their personal work situations.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Critique writing for ease of understanding and correct grammar.
  • Get feedback from other participants and the course leader.

Dates & registration

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Provider information

AIC provides training under CUATRA2012 in the categories of 'Working in Organisations' and 'Management'. Our programs are guided by four principles: Connection and application to work; Innovative approaches; High activity; Personalised learning.