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No matter what your position is in the Public Sector knowing how to write well will always be advantageous. This October PAI hosted a variety of seminars and workshops, which covered a range of different writing competencies, all of particular relevance to Public Sector professionals. Whether you are writing a report, drafting work documents or pulling together marketing material, improving your writing skills will have a positive effect on the work you produce. Our writing skills seminars provide delegates with the opportunity to learn new methods to simplify the writing process, practise new strategies for more effective writing and receive guidance on finessing their writing style. PAI will continue to hold writing skills workshops throughout 2018, with some topical events in this area planned for 2019 also. For example, this month PAI ran courses in:

Report Writing: 8 October

While writing a report is part and parcel of office life, if you are unfamiliar with the process it can seem like quite a daunting task, particularly if you are in a new position. Even if you have been compiling reports for a significant period of your career, it is always worth while to take the time to fine tune your skills and look at your writing approach from a new angle. PAI’s Report writing seminar provided attendees with essential report writing skills and gave them practical guidance on how to prepare reports that are structured, effective and clearly understandable.

What our delegates thought:

Informative in a relaxed setting. Very good practical worksheets” Anne, NSAI

For information on 2019 dates for report writing click here

Writing for the Web: 9 October

Perfecting your website is more important than ever! If you are tasked with managing your organisations online content, PAI’s Writing for the Web seminar gives you the essential tips and tricks that you need to make sure your website is working successfully, and is accessible for readers and clients.

For future dates click here

Proofreading: 17 October

Chances are that within your role your work is proofread, or that from time to time you proofread your colleagues’ work as well. Proofreading is highly important as there are plenty of things that spellcheck just doesn’t pick up on! This course provided attendees with a refresher on the grammatical and spelling problems that we all make and guidance on proofreading best practice. By acquiring proofreading skills you can ensure that your organisation’s written content is of the highest professional standard.

For tips on Proofreading you can read our  trainer Sarah Marriott’s Blog piece on Proofreading by clicking here

Minute Taking:  23 October

Have your ever been tasked with taking minutes at a meeting but found you didn’t quite capture all of the essential information? PAI’s minute taking workshop gives delegates the opportunity to improve and strengthen their minute taking skills to ensure that they are employing the best methods to successfully record every meeting they attend.

What our delegates thought:

Clear, concise, targeting everyone’s issues. Lovely trainer who listened and was helpfulKatrina, Convention Centre Dublin

If you are interested in Writing Skills you may also be interested in our Editing Skills workshop.

Taking place on 5 December, our Editing Skills Workshop will provide attendees with the editing skills they need to ensure their organisations written material is highly professional and error free.

Click here for more information about this seminar

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