Advanced Business Writing


advanced business writing


The Advanced Business Writing Workshop is designed to teach participants the key elements of writing architecture. This workshop addresses the foremost challenge that many professionals face – crafting powerful business documents that create the results they want, within stringent timeframes. Executives today find that in many ways, their unique value proposition is directly impacted by the level of sophistication which is reflected in their business documents.

The truth is that anyone can write and submit information. However, only a professional, with advanced business writing skills, can apply the elements of style - strength, clarity, brevity and readability to create maximum impact in their written communications.

In this workshop, participants should:

  1. Learn the advanced techniques of writing for key portfolios in the organization, including:
    • The Executive – Offices of the Chairman and CEO
    • Human Resources 
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Business Development
  2. Develop the capacity to set standards and guidelines for communications within their respective organizations
  3. Become adept in effectively critiquing organizational communications and providing guidance to colleagues involved in the writing process.


Target Audience

Middle and Senior Management professionals directly involved in the crafting of documents for the following portfolios:

  • The Executive - Offices of the Chairman and CEO
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Business Development


Learning Objectives

At the end of this programme, participants will have the capacity to write fluently, within sophisticated and optically appealing formats, the following business communications:

  • Memos, Emails and other everyday business documents
  • Human Resource Correspondence - letters of hiring, reprimand and dismissal
  • Reports 
  • Requests for Proposal (RFP's)
  • Policy Manuals
  • Business Plans and Strategies
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Instruction Manuals
  • Web Text - Company Homepages and other text for the web
  • Company Mission and Ethics Statements
  • Résumés and Cover Letters
  • Power Point Presentations
  • News Releases
  • Job Advertisements


Programme Outline

Day 1:

  • The Importance of Business Communications in the Achievement of Organizational Objectives and Business Results
  • The High-Level Writing Process:
    • Organizing Content
    • Strong Introductions
    • Impactful Bodies
    • Effective Conclusions
    • Creating and Coherent and Cohesive Documents
    • Use of Visual Aids in Writing
    • Arranging Ideas
    • Writing as a Thinking Process - not a Mechanical Proces
    • The Writing Planning Process
  • Advanced Techniques for Executive Level Writing:
    • Corporate Mission and Ethics Statements
    • Executive Communiqué

Day 2:

  • Advanced Techniques for Human Resource Writing:
    • Letters of Hiring, Reprimand and Dismissal
    • Employee Handbooks
    • Policy Guidelines
    • Job Advertisements
    • Résumés and Cover Letters
  • Advanced Techniques for Business Development Writing:
    • Business Plans and Business Strategies
    • Request for Proposals (RFP's)
    • Power Point Presentations

Day 3:

  • Advanced Techniques for Writing in the Marketing and Communications Field:
    • Writing for Websites
    • Writing News Releases
    • Crafting Internal and External Communications Strategies


Facilitator: Renee Cummings

A television and radio personality, Renee Cummings has spent the last 22 years in the news. She entered the media at the age of 18 and has spent most of her life in front of the camera as a broadcast journalist and has worked behind-the-scenes as a television producer, script writer and speechwriter.

Renee also dedicated 10 years of her public life to music publicity, working for several major U.S. record labels, international and local acts. She has produced the International Soca Monarch, T&T Music Awards, Indo-Caribbean Music Awards and the Caribbean Music Awards (US). 

Over the last year, she has produced and hosted the Early Morning Show on CNC3, cohosted First Up on CNMG, and hosted the Breakfast Bandwagon and Pepper on Power 102 FM. An award-winning newspaper and magazine feature writer, she writes cover stories for Express WOMAN magazine.

Ms. Cummings is extremely versatile as she holds an MA in Criminal Justice, MA in Terrorism Studies, MS in Education and a MSEd in Rehabilitation Counselling. She also holds a triple Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Politics, Philosophy and Media Studies with a minor in Creative Writing.


Date View Event Calendar 23rd-25th January, 2015
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT 4,200.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Max Richards Drive,
Uriah Butler Highway, North West,
Mt. Hope


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Brent Cassim - ext. 330
Anastasia Mohammed - ext. 328



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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