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A-State’s DCED To Offer Business Writing Workshop


JONESBORO — A two-day workshop designed to teach the points of good written communication in the business world is offered by Arkansas State’s Delta Center for Economic Development, beginning Monday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 29. The workshop, “Business Writing That Works,” is from 1-4 p.m. and is held in the DCED building, 319 University Loop Circle. Cost is $159.

“This is a great opportunity for professionals in our community to build confidence in their writing skills and improve the effectiveness of their written communications,” said Leah Walters, professional development training coordinator at the DCED. “The small class environment allows for interactive learning that is relaxed and fun.”

Business writing is critical to a business operation, and the language must be clear and well expressed by the writer. The workshop teaches that, with practice and the right tools, a person can become a better writer.

Some of the topics discussed include the four C’s (clear, concise, complete and correct); word agreement; active and passive voice; sentence construction and punctuation; spelling and proofreading; writing business letters, memos and emails; and others.

Interactive classes will receive training by instructor Haley Fitzgerald, an expert organizer, as well as specialized course materials.

To register, contact (870) 680-4383 or register online at www.astate.edu/deltaced.

The DCED has a slate of fall 2014 further education classes open to faculty, staff and students as well as to the public. The courses cover professional development, supervision certificates, essential skills for team leaders and team members, and technology.

For more information, contact Leah Walters, professional development training coordinator, at (870) 680-4383 or through email at lwalters@astate.edu.