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
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].
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.
Virtual workshops are synchronous, meaning that participants log on and learn with their team at a scheduled time. Most of these virtual workshops take place across multiple sessions, typically scheduled at the pace of one or two per week, and include practice and brief “homework” between sessions.
When available, in-person workshops typically take place at the client’s office space. This space should include a projector for a laptop and either a white board or a flip chart. If no such space exists, classroom or conference room space can be secured at GW's Mount Vernon campus.
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
To schedule a workshop or for more information, please contact [email protected] or complete the GW Workplace Writing Inquiry Form.
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].