Time Management - Half-day and One day

Overview

Managing time effectively in the current work situation is vital to individual and organisational survival. It is however a skill that many people find difficult to achieve. Sometimes this is because of their own practice, other times because of the impact of colleagues or organisational procedures. Because of the range of causes of time management difficulties, it is important to provide a range of strategies to meet individual needs and priorities. This session looks at the basic principles of time management and then examines their application to individual situations.

Understanding Yourself and Others

Overview

Some of the major problems experienced in both working and personal relationships are often due to the fact that people perceive the world differently.  There are individual differences between the styles of communication used and ways of making decisions.  These differences are often difficult to understand.

This program helps participants to identify their own preferences and strengths and weaknesses, as well as to increase understanding of others.  It uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) in order to identify individual differences.

Writing for Government - Half-day and One day

Overview

This workshop is designed to explore the demands of the writing tasks that present in day-to-day work. The workshop will identify the elements that contribute to creating business documents that are clear, concise and correct.

Emphasis will be given to writers taking responsibility for, and practising skills in revising and editing their work. At all times this will be done in a context that acknowledges the existing skill of the participants but promotes the benefits of refining skills to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Ministerial Writing - Half-day and One day

Overview

This workshop is designed to provide staff with agency and ministerial expectations for briefing notes and ministerial correspondence. During the workshop participants will engage in activities that focus on writing documents that are clear, concise, correct, considerate and comprehensive. Applying plain English principles will be a focus.

The process of writing from planning through to drafting and editing will be explored, with a focus on writing as a problem solving exercise. Participants will work on content relevant to their area when reviewing and applying concepts presented and practised during the workshop.

Business Writing - Half-day and One day

Overview

Effective business writing is part of the suite of skills that contribute to achieving key business outcomes. Communicating clearly with internal and external clients can be challenging when needing to produce documents that are both strategic and responsive to client needs. These workshops are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to review their understandings about effective writing and the organisations expectations for effective business documents.

Writing in Plain English - Half-day and One day

Overview

This workshop is designed for government employees to explore and practise writing in plain English. It reflects the move by government and the legal profession towards writing plain English when communicating with the general public.

Writing in plain English is more than exchanging complex words for simple words; it focuses on the purpose of the document, the needs of the audience and the best choice of language to deliver key messages.

The workshop will identify elements that contribute to creating plain English documents that are clear, concise and correct. Emphasis will be given to writers taking responsibility for, and practising skills in revising and editing their work.