Learning Lab - Professional/Business Writing

  • Date: 03/31/2021
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Online Learning
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  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • CEUs: 0.2
  • Recertification: Accredited
You deal with time constraints and information overload every day. Emails, memos, reports, policies & procedures, and similar documents are essential in the business communications environment. People are busy and respond best to communications that respect their time and are “easy” to follow. One of the most effective ways to communicate in the clearest and most concise way possible is to apply the principles of BLUF—getting to the point (the “what” and “how much” and/or “how many”) right away. This means formulating subject lines or introductory paragraphs that get immediately to what is wanted, needed, or being conveyed. The other essential elements in effective business communications are to apply the principles of plain language and write in the clearest, most concise terms
possible. You will also learn the value of, and how to install, readability. This lab is a valuable preliminary session for those planning to take Effective Proposal Writing and/or Writing Effective Procurement/Solicitation Documents.
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Member$79.00 03/31/2021
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Non-Member$179.00 03/31/2021
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Non-Member $179.00
Spots available: 33


By the end of this lab you will be better positioned to:
1.  Identify and write to the “right” audience, including creating a purpose statement
2.  Understand and apply the principles of BLUF in emails, memos, reports, and so forth
3.  Identify and apply the “Cs” of effective communications (being clear, concise, complete, considerate, current, compliant, and so forth)
4.  Apply the principles of writing using plain language (active voice, first/second person, ease of reading, and so forth)
5.  Use the principles of simplification, along with readability, to write audience-focused, reader-appropriate documents


Designed to promote action-ready experiences without the need for travel, NIGP’s Learning Labs series provides learners with best practice guidance on a variety of technical and hard skills, needed for public procurement success. Tackling software, business operations, finance, and value-driven propositions, Learning Labs empowers attendees with exercise and case-study driven works, helping you learn the skills needed for success and advancement all from the comfort of your desk or at home.


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Learning Lab - Professional/Business Writing

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