Courses and Workshops

Jane Watson is the content designer for these specialty writing workshops. In her capacity as past chair of a major Canadian hospital, past president of the Executive Women’s Golf Association of Canada and a political speech writer, Jane Watson has lots of first-hand knowledge in creating business cases, technical and scientific documents, briefing notes, web pages and winning proposals.

Jane is also the author of The Minute Taker’s Handbook making her an expert in the field of recording minutes.

One-Day Course Outlines

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  • Report Writing for Council

    This workshop provides techniques for writing effective reports for council. It includes writing and organizational techniques and focuses on adhering to the municipality’s template.

  • Report Writing Toolbox for Municipalities

    The main focus is on the thinking process behind writing for councillors. You will receive tools for ensuring you are providing your reader with the right information so they can confidently approve your recommendation.

  • Minute Taking & Listening Skills

    Preparing minutes for formal and informal meetings. This session includes organizational techniques and plenty of supporting exercises. It also has a component on listening skills.

  • Proposals That Generate Success

    Whether you are working on an RFP, a solicited or an unsolicited proposal, this workshop will provide the necessary tools: analyzing the reader, creating unique selling features, de-emphasizing negative information, and writing skills.

  • Writing for the Web

    Providing information on a website involves not only good writing and good thinking. This workshop involves understanding readers’ needs, organization and writing skills.

Half-Day Course Outlines

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  • Building an Effective Business Case

    Drawing on our in-depth experience helping internal managers, internal change leads, and HR professionals, we will show you why people resist change and the difference between “early adopters, fence sitters and resisters.”

We can help you choose which course is right for your organization!

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