Workforce Development

Effective Writing

6-hour class - Cost: $78
AFE # - 7603

What participants have said:

"Thanks for the class on writing skills. Today I have been examining all of our writing from a different perspective. It really helped raise my awareness of what we are writing. (Notice only one space between sentences...)" Carl G.

"Thank you for the training yesterday. I found it to be very concise and fun (would have said things like pertinent, applicable, or interesting but did not want to increase my Fog Index)." Rich V.

"You certainly have a good grasp of the adult learning and good teaching. You have kept me engaged and on task at each training." Karn B.


Course Description: President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010 on October 13, 2010. The law requires that federal agencies use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." 

Effective Writing participants learn to transfer those same principles used at the federal level to clarify and improve their own writing samples. Participants receive the Federal Guide to Plain Language as well as the Gregg Reference Manual.

Training Objective: The participant will learn to write clearly, accurately, and quickly.

Competencies addressed:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Influence
  • Initiative
  • Organizational Awareness
line Accountabilities regarding:
  • Writing
  • Composition
  • Emailing

February 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
March 1, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sioux Falls
Country Inns and Suites;
200 E 8th St
March 9, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
April 19, 2017 (Full) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pierre BHR Training Room,
Basement Becker-Hansen Bldg.
May 9, 2017 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sioux Falls Country Inns and Suites;
200 E 8th St

Register by sending an email to BHR Training Registration with the course title, date, time, location and employee number.