What are Professional Development Workshops?
The Office of University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development (HRD) to facilitate workshops focused on professional writing and communication. These workshops are taught by experienced Office of University Writing staff to fulfill writing and communication development needs identified by the Human Resource Development team.
What Workshops are Being Offered?
Who Should Attend?
All full time employees are eligible to attend. TES employees may attend as space allows.
When and Where Does it Happen?
Writing Effective Emails: October 22 from 2-4 p.m., online via Zoom
Emails for Challenging Scenarios: November 10 from 2-4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Writing in Professional Contexts: November 18 from 2-4 p.m., online via Zoom
Registration is free, but required and space is limited. You must register via Fast-Train on AU Access.
HRD-OUW Partnership Workshop Descriptions
This workshop focuses on writing effective professional emails with attention to the audience and purpose. It includes strategies and discussion for best practices for email in an academic institution. Participants will consider specific email scenarios, practice revising email samples to be more effective, and ask specific questions related to their own use of email in the workplace.
This workshop will offer strategies and best practices for communicating via email, including guidance on how to address common challenges. This workshop will address responding to difficult messages, balancing friendliness with concision, and editing for clarity. Participants will consider specific email scenarios, practice revising and writing emails, and raise questions related to their own professional context.
This workshop will focus on communication tasks common to leadership roles. Participants will learn how to consider the audience, purpose, format, and constraints of professional communication situations, and to plan for communication tasks. Participants will work with scenarios to practice composing written responses and revising existing drafts. Participants will also practice planning responses to complicated writing tasks by setting obtainable goals and estimating time needed to complete the task by a specific due date.