Employee and Organizational Development

Effective Writing

6-hour class - Cost: $120
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

November 6, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Sioux Falls

December 4, 2018


9 am - 4 pm Pierre

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

***Pierre Trainings: You will now need to enter Becker Hansen through the main entrance on Broadway for training. You will need to check in at the reception desk before proceeding to the training rooms.

Main Entrance on Broadway Ave: After entering, check in the receptionist's desk, take a right past the receptionist's desk and go through two sets of double doors. The elevator and stairwell are on the right. Go to the basement and take a right.
Room B15: Training Room I
Room B16: Computer Lab
Room B17: Training Room II