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February 2019

Technical Writing: Solutions for Effective Written Communication

Status: 19 seats available
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM–4:00 PM: Technical Writing (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Burnaby, BC
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: $415.00 + GST = $435.75 until Jan 18, 2019

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 January 18, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: This session is also being offered in Vancouver on May 2, 2019.
How do I learn to write more effectively? How can I write for both technical and non-technical audiences? This seminar provides practical, applicable solutions and techniques for how to express your thoughts succinctly in written format. Through a series of hands-on workshops, you will learn to write effective emails, technical memos, letters, reports, and other documents. Whether you are a junior employee or a seasoned professional in your technical field, this seminar will help you to improve your technical writing skills.

Objectives

In this seminar, you will learn to:

  • Write effective emails, technical memos, letters, and reports,
  • Write clearly and concisely,
  • Eliminate common errors,
  • Organize information effectively and understand how your audiences process information, and
  • Use headings, lists, and other tools to help with the readability of your documents.

Target Audience

Engineers and geoscientists who wish to improve their technical writing skills, and who write emails, letters, memos, and reports as part of their role.

What Previous Participants Have Said About the Seminar

  • “Very clear and easy to follow.”
  • “Eric did a great job during the course. Did not overwhelm us with terms we did not require.”
  • “Great presenter, interactive session, welcoming and open to question.”
  • “Eric was an excellent speaker. Was able to stay focused the entire length of the seminar.”

Presenter

Eric Tung, MA

Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting

Eric Tung is Business Communications Lecturer at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, and an English Instructor at UBC’s Extended Learning, where he teaches business and technical writing courses. Eric also develops and delivers customized training programs in technical writing, change management, leadership, facilitation, presentations, negotiations, sales, and customer service. In terms of business communications, Eric also writes proposals and business plans for clients.

In addition to teaching and training, as a Principal Consultant at Prolepsis Consulting, Eric is a business transformation and senior change management consultant, where he advises firms on large-scale organizational-wide changes. He has extensive experience leading and implementing transformation programs and projects, and works with both internal and external stakeholders to assess and support organizational readiness. Eric coaches staff across all levels and works extensively with both public and private sector organizations.



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