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Get to the Point: A practical writing course for technical professionals (virtual delivery)

This interactive training introduces participants to the Pyramid Method of Writing and applies it to writing effective emails, letters, short and long reports, and proposals. The content will be delivered over Zoom in six (6) sessions, participants will receive personal feedback on assignments.

The participants can practice the new techniques between sessions. The format provides time to discuss and evaluate longer more technical documents such as recommendations, investigations, formal reports and studies, and proposals. Group exercises allow participants to learn from each other.

Course Objectives – at the end the participant will be able to:

  • identify the necessary information and focus readers' attention on it,
  • understand the purpose of writing (informative or persuasive),
  • write clear, concise, and complete documents for different audiences,
  • develop a confident, easy to understand writing style, and
  • determine the best tool to consistently achieve the intended impact

This course is accredited by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and is eligible for 12 PHDS or 1.2 CEUs.

Please contact Kate Swallow Yee, Workforce Development Manager, to provide your mailing address as the textbook will be mailed prior to training. 

Dates and Times

All classes run 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CST, twice a week for 3 weeks via Zoom.
Monday Oct 30 and Wednesday Nov 1
Monday Nov 6 and Wednesday Nov 8
Monday Nov 13 and Wednesday Nov 15


Member: $1000 + GST | Non-Member: $1400 + GST

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Instructor Information

Lisa Moretto has worked in the technical communication field since 1988. Her courses consistently receive positive reviews and confirm she is an engaging and interactive presenter. She has worked for IBM and Hewlett-Packard as a professional technical communicator and teaches professionals so they, too, are technical communicators. Lisa holds a BS in Technical Communication and an MS in User Interface Design. She has co-authored four books. Lisa is a former adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute for Technology and is Past President of the Rochester Engineering Society. She is a member of IEEE Professional Communication Society. RGI’s clients include government agencies, private consulting firms, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.