Delivering workshops on specialty writing is a core strength of Ontario Training

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.

Click on the Workshop Title to obtain the course outline.

One-day Workshops

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.

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 and Privacy Legislation – FIPPA & MFIPPA
This workshop explores the minute taking process in light of Ontario privacy legislation and provides information and techniques to build the confidence of minute takers.

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.

Policies and Procedures: Making them Work
What every policy and procedure writer needs to know: what the courts expect, format options, success checkers, and writing style.

Briefing Notes/Issue Papers: Made Easy
Analyzing, selecting, organizing, writing and presenting key details to senior management.

Business Case Studies: Valuable Tools
Tools, techniques and writing tips for building a strong business case.

Scientific Writing in the Corporate World
Making scientific information easy to understand: writing and organizing techniques and presenting numbers and graphs.

Technical Writing in the Corporate World
Assisting people in conveying technical information to non-technical readers: analyzing, writing and organizing

Half-day workshops

Building an Effective Business Case
Designed to provide participants with the tools they need to organize a business case and to ensure they provide senior management with the right information “to sell” their proposal.

Designing Policies & Procedures
The basic steps for preparing policies and procedures. This workshop does not include writing techniques.

Minute Taking: Take Minutes, Not Hours
Preparing minutes for formal and information meetings. It includes organizational techniques.

And our trainers are always willing to customize their content to your specific needs.

Articles on Specialty Business Writing

Proposal Writing: Essential Skill for All Organizations by Jane Watson