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bold right facing arrowWhat are Professional Development Workshops?

University Writing and Human Resources Development have partnered to offer workshops focused on professional writing and communication throughout the year. All full-time and TES employees are eligible to attend.

The following workshops are available virtually over Zoom:

•Writing Effective Emails: February 18 from 2:00 –4:00 p.m.

•Emails for Challenging Scenarios: March 23 from 2:00 –4:00 p.m.

•Writing in Professional Contexts: April 20 from 2:00 –4:00 p.m.

Below are the description for each workshop. You must register via FastTrain on AU Access.

Workshop Descriptions

This workshop will focuson writing effective professional emails with attention to theaudience and purpose of an academic institution. Participants will discuss best practices, consider specific email scenarios, practice revising email samples to be more effective, and ask 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. Discussion topics will includeresponding 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 toleadership roles. Participants will learn how to consider the audience, purpose, format, and constraints of professional communication situations. Participants will work with scenarios to practice composing written responses, setting obtainable goals for complicated writing tasks, and estimating the time needed to complete tasks by a specific due date.