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Business Writing for Today's Workplace

In today’s tech-savvy organizations, people often engage in written communication more than spoken interactions. This makes getting your point across challenging and increases the need to be able to effectively communicate through writing.

Key Program Information
Series Professional Communication Certificate

Learn effective business writing skills

The importance of effective written communication has never been greater for employees, managers and senior leaders. As organizations continue to change to more infrequent and remote interaction, there is increased need to convey important information clearly and concisely. As the number of communication technologies increases, it is even more important that each employee has the skills and tools necessary to present themselves and their ideas in a professional manner. 

In this interactive online course, you will practice writing and receive individualized feedback. For this reason, there are a limited number of seats available for this course. 

After completing this course, you will be able to effectively use writing in various communication technologies to help you achieve professional success. 

Additional learning objectives: 

  • Understand how to use critical thinking in professional writing
  • Learn how to structure your writing so that it maintains the audience’s attention and motivates them to action
  • Explore how to use various tools to support and enhance your professional writing
  • Identify the best ways to organize information to make your writing clear
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Who should attend

Anyone who wants to improve their writing skills


  • head shot of Brian Elwood

    Brian Elwood has nearly 30 years experience in business communications working in leadership roles with publicly-traded companies, start-up businesses and non-profit organizations. He has held various positions in Internal Communications, Media Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, Economic Development, Advertising and Public Affairs, working on issues such as customer engagement, public safety, environmental management, business planning and employee outreach.

    Brian holds a Masters of Business Communications (MBC) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and bachelor's degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.05 Continuing Education Units ( 10.5 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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