Business Writing for Managers

Business Writing for Managers

Best practices in writing clear, concise and successful communications


In today’s fast-paced mobile workplace, communicating in writing has become the most important form of business and relationship development. From the most routine informal email to the highly structured formal report, every written communication is an opportunity to impress, influence and increase collaboration. Your ability to present your ideas and respond effectively to the needs of others, in writing, has a major impact on business results and your career. Managers at all levels, whether or not English is their primary language, can benefit from this seminar to help them shape the right message inside or outside the organization, use concise and appropriate words, and avoid judgment errors.

Key Benefits & Takeaways

  • Use the right words to quickly get to the point and build collaboration
  • Review best practices for emails, letters, business documents and more
  • Avoid writing traps which can lead to unintended reactions or even legal issues
  • Shape your message by determining the purpose, context and receiver needs
  • Select the most appropriate transmission method
  • Enhance the way you use words to handle difficult situations
  • Use language and sentence structure to create impact and generate action
  • Make documents attractive and easy to read

Who Should Attend

Managers, professionals, team leaders, project managers, technical specialists, administrative executives and customer service representatives who use written communication to deliver their message (emails, blogs, reports, instruction manuals, notices) will benefit from this workshop. You can learn to write with confidence, save time and deliver clear meaningful communications that increase collaboration from employees, colleagues, suppliers and customers.

What is the Registration Fee?

$1795 (plus tax) for the two-day program, including facilitation by our highly-rated faculty members, comprehensive workbook, results-oriented exercises, seminar supplies, meal service (breakfast, lunch and breaks) and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

Program in Detail

Highly interactive, this workshop provides many opportunities to practice writing and editing different types of documents. To ensure learning is relevant to your job and organizational context, you will be asked to bring samples of your written documents to receive feedback from the facilitator.

The seminar will be held at the McGill Executive Institute located at 1001 Sherbrooke Street West (between Peel and McTavish). A check-in desk on the 6th floor will be open from 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.