This seminar is for engineers and geoscientists who wish to improve their core 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 practical perspective, so you can understand how to correct your writing mistakes and improve your command of the English language.
In this seminar, you'll:
- Learn about parts of speech, including using clear subjects and proper verb tenses.
- Learn to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Understand how to avoid common sentence errors.
- Recognize how to use punctuation effectively.
- Understand how to create cohesive paragraphs and use transitions.
- Learn how to write effective letters, memos, emails, and other documents.
Engineers and Geoscientists who need to write emails, letters, memos, and reports as part of their role. This session is designed for professionals for whom English is a second or additional language (ESL/EAL).
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.