February 2016

Introduction to Business Writing

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Introduction To Business Writing
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Oak Room), 711 West Broadway Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Presenter: Eric Tung, MA Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Feb 9, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 09, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: ** Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre is pleased to offer a special rate of $140 per night based on single or double occupancy. Rate is subject to 5% GST and 10% AHRT. Please contact Reservations Direct at 604-879-0511, or email to [email protected] to get this rate. Please quote APEGBC Corporate Rate. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy.
This seminar is for Engineers and Geoscientists who wish to improve their writing skills. Through a series of hands-on workshops, along with a focus on grammar and related writing principles, you'll learn the key elements of business and technical communications for your workplace. We'll look at grammar from a pragmatic perspective, to help you develop skills to write clearly and succinctly.


In this seminar, you'll learn how to:

  • Understand how to craft clear sentences and paragraphs
  • Avoid common mistakes that professionals make in their writing
  • Recognize how to use punctuation effectively
  • Summarize key information
  • Learn to write effective emails, letters, and technical memos  

Target Audience 

Engineers and Geoscientists who need to write emails, letters, memos, and reports as part of their role. This session includes information for professionals for whom English is a second or additional language (ESL/EAL).


Eric Tung, MA – Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Eric Tung has a Master of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is an English Instructor at the UBC Writing Centre, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses. Some of the courses he teaches include Report and Business Writing, Writing Proposals, and Writing for Engineers in the Workplace. He is also an Instructor at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Business Communications at the Beedie School of Business.
As a Principal Consultant at Prolepsis Consulting, Eric designs and delivers customized business, proposal, and technical writing workshops to various organizations, including engineering and consulting firms. He advises firms on their communications strategy, and writes proposals and business plans for his clients.
Eric is also a Business Transformation and Change Management Consultant, specializing in change management strategy and implementation, stakeholder engagement, organizational readiness assessments, leadership coaching, facilitation, instructional design, training, and technical and business communications. 

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