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Speaker/Dinner Event

January 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST

Need more hours in a day? Learn an (almost) scientific formula to create strong documents quickly.

Few program and project managers would consider themselves to be “professional writers.” Yet research shows the average employee spends 1/3 of their working lives writing and reading. This means that—on a good day—at least 2-3 hours of your time and effort are spent writing and not doing other critical project tasks. (This is also a conservative estimate for the project world.)

Wordsmith has been working with professionals for over 40 years perfecting a method to deliver clear, efficient workplace documents. We have tested and refined a formula that works. Our clients repeatedly report being able to cut both document length and writing time by 50% after taking our training.

What would you do with the hours you gain back if:

• you spent half the time writing?

• the people around you produced clear and concise documents and emails?

• the writing process was smooth and lean?

Join us to learn a step-by-step, repeatable formula for writing effective documents—reports, emails, memos, business cases, and more.

Learning objectives

1. Know what effective workplace writing looks like and common problems to avoid

2. Walk through a repeatable process to create a well-thought-out project document quickly

3. Learn how to use templates effectively—regardless of the quality of template you’re working with

Takeaways participants will receive

• A handout of tips

• A formula for effective writing and editing checklist

• A reminder card/desk card

About the speaker

Sylvia Gackle is an international business writing coach and the director of Wordsmith, a consulting company that has been helping writers gain confidence and businesses optimize their writing processes for over four decades. She has run many successful multi-level writing programs for large organizations. And her impactful work with writers and reviewers boosts team effectiveness and stakeholder engagement, streamlines projects, and significantly reduces process time and cost.


January 26, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST
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Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0L5 Canada