Techniques for Excellent Writing

Date: 02/19/2013 Time: 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Children’s Home Society and Family Services, 1605 Eustis Street, St Paul, MN, 55108 MCF Member: $100
Nonmember Grantmaker: $150

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Sponsored by Medica Foundation and Mayo Clinic

Part of MCF’s Effective Grantmaking Series

Description: Effective grantmaking depends on clear communication, and clear communication depends on clear, concise writing that is free of distracting errors. Attend Stephen Wilbers’ workshop for a fast-paced, lively and entertaining review of principles and techniques of effective writing.
In this program you will learn to:

  • Plan, organize and review your writing according to five elements of composition
  • Avoid the most common writing errors
  • Use five editing techniques to write with greater clarity and emphasis
  • Write effective three-step messages in a hurry
  • Proofread effectively
  • Apply three concepts of good communication to write with more confidence

Presenter: Stephen Wilbers, Ph.D.

Stephen Wilbers is a writing consultant, author, and syndicated columnist. He has offered training seminars in effective writing to more than 10,000 business, technical, legal, and academic writers.

Dr. Wilbers teaches written and oral presentation skills in the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute, where he is a Senior Fellow. He has taught in the Carlson School of Management’s M.B.A. Program, the Program in American Studies, and the Program in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Minnesota. In 1995 he won an Outstanding Faculty Award for his teaching in Hamline University’s Graduate Public Administration Program.

His syndicated columns on effective business writing appear in the business section of the Star Tribune as well as other publications. Dr. Wilbers earned his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.

MCF Cancellation Policy: if you must cancel your attendance for this event, please contact Chantel Karney via email or at 612.465.0715 before February 15 to ensure a refund.