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Business Writing for Professionals

1 Full Day  |  .6 CEUs
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Business Writing For Professionals Are you swamped with e-mail and correspondence? Would you like to streamline your writing, get to the point, but still maintain courtesy and professionalism? Do you often wonder if you are using correct grammar and punctuation?

In this course, you will discover how to structure sentences that are not only correct, but also impressive, powerful, and efficient. You will also learn proofreading techniques to safeguard your work from careless errors. Learning these skills will save you time and money by avoiding misinterpretations, numerous edits, and re-work.

Program Description

Topics covered in the program include:

~ The importance of effective business writing
~ Improving your writing style by:
• Identifying your target audience and customizing your message for that audience
• Writing clearly and concisely
• Eliminating redundancy
• Using the active voice
• Creating simple and forceful sentences
• Understanding commonly misused words
~ Choose an appropriate tone for your correspondence
~ Write business correspondence with clear purpose statements, action statements, and a logical sequence
~ Use proper e-mail etiquette and style
~ Understand correct use of punctuation marks
~ Identify major parts and structure of sentences
~ Tips and techniques for faster, more powerful writing
~ Techniques to proofread more effectively

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

~ Discuss tips and strategies to professionalize written organizational communication
~ Review effective strategies and techniques for written communication in 21st century organizations
~ Describe 'quick tricks' to increase effectiveness in e-mail correspondence
~ Engage in hands-on, collaborative writing practice with memos and email communications


This program is designed for employees and managers throughout the organization.

Program Dates / Locations

March 22, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NSU Main Campus Fort Lauderdale
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

Click here for location information & directions

Program Fee

Fee of $595 includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch.


Monica Starke, Ed.D.

Dr. Monica Starke is a Training Specialist and Consultant in the United States and the Caribbean; she specializes in Leadership, Organizational, and Individual Development. She has been working as an adjunct professor with Nova Southeastern University in the department of Organizational Leadership for over twelve years and facilitates doctoral-level courses live and online, as an international instructor. Dr. Starke serves as an organizational and professional development consultant for law firms and other organizations in the United States and in the Caribbean.

Dr. Starke has over fifteen years of experience in the field of adult education and training working with individuals and groups. She has worked with many diverse groups and specializes in seminars that promote teamwork, effective leadership, interpersonal communication, and effective self-management. She also has extensive expertise and experience in conflict resolution, business-writing and diversity education and has also worked in these areas with individuals, departments, and corporations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Miami; a Master's degree in Counselor Education from Florida International University; and, she obtained her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Adult Education with a specialization in Training.

Comments From Past Participants

"The material is relevant. I appreciated every second."
Haydee Jimenez, Assistant Operations Manager | Taplin, Canida & Habacht

"Good class to cover business writing for all levels."
Jeff McNally, Purchasing Manager | Independent Purchasing Cooperative

"Excellent program! Would definitely recommend this course to other business professionals."
Jessica Ramey, Operations Manager | MediaWhiz

"Full of useful and practical tool for everyday working."
Yvonne Barrett, Customer Account Representative | Airbus

Course Customization


Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

In order to participate in any Hudson Center program, registration and payment in full is required at least one (1) business day prior to the start date of the program. Participants are strongly urged to register as early as possible in order to guarantee a seat as class size is limited and enrollment is on a space-available basis.

Register online:
Register by phone: Call us at 800.672.7223, ext. 25161 or 954.262.5161
Register by e-mail: Download registration form and send as an attachment via e-mail to
Register by fax: Download registration form and send via fax to 954.262.3188
Register by mail: Download registration form and send via mail to
Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

We accept the following forms of payment: check (payable to "Nova Southeastern University") and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Payment arrangements must be made for your registration to be considered complete.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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