Tone, Voice, Style and Diplomacy in Workplace Writing Workshop

Length and Cost


Virtual Workshops

Duration and Scheduling: Three sessions (one 1.5-hour meeting and two 1-hour meetings)
Instructor and Materials Fee: $775
Registration Fee Per Participant: $350


On-Site Workshops

Duration: One 3.5-hour session
Instructor and Materials Fee: $775
Registration Fee Per Participant: $350


Virtual Workshops During COVID-19

Currently, we are only offering virtual workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To check on the status of on-site workshop options, or for any other questions, please email program director Jessica McCaughey at [email protected].


This workshop teaches participants how to think critically and adapt when it comes to appropriateness and consistency of tone, voice and style in their writing. It also offers strategies for diplomatically conveying sensitive or political information and addressing challenging issues and questions.


In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Define style, tone and voice — and identify varieties of each
  • Evaluate with nuance various rhetorical situations and communications in terms of appropriateness and consistency
  • Determine and implement the appropriate tone, voice and style in written and oral communications based on audience and form
  • Analyze the writing of an individual or organization in an effort to capture voice and style for ghost writing   
  • Compose language diplomatically in a variety of complex business and social situations

To schedule a workshop or for more information, please contact [email protected] or complete the GW Workplace Writing Inquiry Form.