The National Capital Region branch is proud to be introducing some dynamic new seminars this fall to add to its roster of old favourites. All seminars are designed for editors, but equally appeal to a variety of other communication specialists wishing to upgrade their skills. The NCR branch has built its reputation as a trusted source of quality training; its instructors are seasoned editors whose workshops engage participants through discussion and hands-on exercises and equip them with invaluable communication skills.
Writing and Editing for the Web is the first of the new seminars this fall. It has been developed by Moira White, whose many workshops have been an integral part of the NCR branch’s professional development program over the past several years.
Frances Peck, in demand for her seminars at EAC branches across Canada, is bringing her popular Grammar Boot Camp to Ottawa for the first time. We recommend that you register early if you don’t want to miss out on this extreme workout.
The last of our three new workshops this fall will be given by instructor Chris Lendrum. Some of you may remember Chris from one of our Speaker Nights last winter. We were so impressed that we decided to approach him about delivering a half-day seminar to share his knowledge on Writing Proposals.
The full lineup of fall seminars is listed below. Simply click on the link for a full description of those that interest you.
• Writing and Editing for the Web – September 23 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
• Starting a Freelance Career – October 4 (9 a.m.–12 p.m.)
• Social Media 101 – October 4 (1–4 p.m.)
• Grammar Boot Camp – October 23 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
• The Secrets of Syntax – October 24 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
• Writing Proposals – November 6 (9 a.m.–12 p.m.)
• Practical Proofreading – November 18 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
This year, the National Capital Region branch is offering more opportunities for government departments and businesses to take advantage of instruction while keeping their employees on-site. Instructors come to the workplace to teach the seminars, which can be tailored to meet client needs. In some cases, a full-day seminar can be condensed to a half-day. These learning opportunities used to be offered upon request, whereas now they are officially available and the information on half- and full-day seminars is published on the branch’s website.
In addition to the seminars available at the Capital Hill Hotel and Suites, communication officials can also choose from Fundamentals of Technical Writing, Writing Strategic Briefing Notes, and Advanced Writing Style Techniques.
These in-house seminars are an excellent business opportunity for the branch. Word has already spread and, by early August, the branch had received its first in-house seminar request.