The George Washington University Writing Program offers virtual and in-person workplace writing workshops to all types of organizations. We use the term “workplace writer” broadly, and past client organizations have included nonprofits, government agencies, higher education and cultural institutions and teams across corporations, including those working in law, finance, medicine, communications, policy, social services, engineering, technology and other fields.
Rooted in best practices, sessions are interactive and combine a variety of teaching techniques, including large-group discussion, exercises, assessment, partner work and reflection.
Virtual Workshops During COVID-19
Workshops are available for small groups, ideally no more than 12 participants. This small size allows managers to increase the effectiveness of their employees’ writing by utilizing the skills, experience and pedagogical knowledge of professional writing professors. If your team is larger than this, contact [email protected] to discuss options and ensure your employees get the most from their training experience.
Current Workshop Offerings
- Introduction to Workplace Writing: Meeting Expectations, Understanding Conventions and Building a Better Writing Process
- Tone, Voice, Style and Diplomacy in Workplace Writing
- Substantive Editing: From Organization and Persuasion to Commas and Clarity
- Substantive and Copy Editing
- Narrative Workplace Writing
- Writing Skills for Technical Professionals
- Grammar Refresher
- Online and Social Writing for Professionals
- Creating a Style Guide for Your Team or Organization
- How to Manage Workplace Writers and Provide Better Feedback
- Improving Workplace Writing for Multilingual Writers
The prices and logistics noted here for on-site workshops apply to organizations in and around Washington, DC. If you are outside of the DC area and would like to learn about options for in-person training, please contact us at [email protected].