Event Calendar

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Writing for Business Results (Included in Propel 1 Series)

Start Date: 11/3/2020 12:00 PM CST
End Date: 11/3/2020 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: JCCC Regnier Center or Online via Zoom

KS  United States 

Event Website: https://www.mcakc.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=9/15/2020&eventid=286

Organization Name: MCAKC

Jacki Conn
Email: jconn@mcakc.org
Phone: (913) 948-9200

This seminar is 1 of 8 in Propel Level 1.
Use the button below to register for this series.
To register only for this seminar, click the registration button above.

This program will be offered in a hybrid model. Six students will attend class in-person each week, while the remaining students will attend online via Zoom.

Writing for Business Results

From writer to readers to results - each element in effective business writing helps create memorable and informative connections that lead to actions and the business at hand. We will review good writing skills, such as readability and flow factors. We will consider parallelism, voice, vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph development, and document organization. We will practice collaborative writing and common messages such as inquiries, responses to complaints and compliance requests, and bad news. Additional topics include email management, ancillary elements of letters, and informal and formal reports and proposals.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the nature of business and business writing within the changing context of business communication
  • Apply the concepts of and the connection between the "Reader's Reality" and the "Writer's Agenda" for getting to the point
  • Apply composition models for clarity and completeness in messages
  • Use guidelines in practicing common business messages
  • Explain the criteria for appropriate readability, mood, voice, tone, and formality
  • Increase self-confidence in one's ability in solo or collaborative writing
Registration is FREE to employees of Signatory Contractors and Associate Members of the MCA of Kansas City. 

Target Audience: Emerging Leaders

CEUs: 0.4
Karen Anderson develops custom, on-site training programs and coaching that focus on developing leadership strategies and improving communication and team performance.  Karen has led academic teams in both private and public schools. Karen’s recent honors include the Lieberman Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty at Johnson County Community College and the National Speakers Association Chapter “Member of the Year” twice. She is also past President of the National Speakers Association-Kansas City and a Kansas Supreme Court-approved mediator. Anderson is the author/co-author of thirteen books and more than 100 programs.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for all MCAKC events must be received prior to the event by email to jconn@mcakc.org or by phone at 913-948-9200. 

No Shows” will be assessed a $150 per seminar fee. Attendees who cancel their registration to the Propel Program once the series has begun will be assessed a $150 fee per seminar for each course missed.

Transfer Policy
Registrants in JCCC continuing education courses may transfer their registration to another course. The transfer request must be received in writing two (2) business days prior to the first day of the course for which you were originally scheduled. A $50 transfer charge will be applied to all transfers received less than two (2) days prior to the start date of the course.