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CPDDU-0009 – Business Writing (CPDDU-0009_BIZWR)

Business Writing: Don’t Let Your Words Hold You Back!

Are you experiencing resistance to your ideas at work? Do your colleagues often respond to your emails or memos in ways that surprise you? Perhaps your written communications are holding you back. Join Dr. Allison Friederichs as she not only reveals the issues that may be plaguing your written efforts, but also shares tips and tricks for consistently creating effective, actionable communications. Start the day with a basic grammar refresher—however, this is not like the grammar you learned in school. Allison makes it fun with real-world applications and easy-to-remember techniques. (She recently helped a woman whose misplaced comma caused a week of drama in the office.) Then, move into the more subtle art of impactful writing techniques, covering clarity, tone and style. Are you sharing your ideas with clarity or burying them in unnecessary details? Is your tone professional and sophisticated or arrogant and off-putting? Many people don’t realize that the tone or clarity of their written communications can make the difference between a great idea moving forward or facing resistance. Allison teaches you an effective yet easy-to-implement three-step process for the effective construction of business documents, and she’ll also share tips on writing for difficult situations. Come away with the confidence that you can communicate your ideas effectively, knowing your words won’t hold you back!

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify common issues that detracts from effective business writing
  • Implement specific tactics to improve their business-writing skills
This course offers 9 CE hours

Three Sessions
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, and 30
6:00 – 9:00 PM
DU Campus

Cost: $295
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDUCOL10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDUCOL15

Allison Friederichs
serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College. Allison has taught communication courses for 17 years, has earned University College's Master Teacher designation for continued professional development, and works as a curriculum design consultant. Allison engages in research and public speaking in the area of what we know about how the adult brain learns, and the implications of that knowledge on teaching and curriculum development. In addition to her role in academia, Allison is a communication consultant, providing training across sectors from government to small businesses in areas such as how the adult brain learns for trainers, communication skills, and business writing. Allison is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the University of Denver, and she serves her community by serving on the board of directors for Freedom Services Dogs of America.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 30Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $295


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday16th October 201930th October 201906:00PM - 09:00PMN/AN/A