Leading Through Writing Workshop - Halifax

Feb 6, 2020 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Volta (1505 Barrington St, Unit 100, Halifax)

Location: Volta (1505 Barrington St, Unit 100, Halifax)

Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

 

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.

 

As a leader, you influence your team and your team culture through each document you write. Emails and project management documents offer rich opportunities for using the power of writing to communicate your vision, build trust, and foster collaboration.

 

You’ll learn how to create a strong writing persona that conveys the strengths of your in-person leadership style. You’ll explore ways to:

             Define a writing style that aligns with the leadership style you use in person

             Create common ground for team communications

             Establish the three pillars of leadership communication: Vision, Trust, and Collaboration

             Avoid the Five Fatal Flaws of Managerial Writing

 

You’ll also have the opportunity to take a close-up look at some different examples of leadership writing style and to ask plenty of questions. 

 

Facilitator bio

Dr. Dawn Henwood is a writing consultant, trainer, and coach. She has been teaching technical writing since 2000, when she taught her first technical writing course to computer science students at Dalhousie University. Since then, she has written a textbook on technical writing (A Writing Guide for IT Professionals, published by Oxford University Press), developed the Technical Writing Certificate program offered through Dalhousie’s College of Continuing Education, and taught hundreds of professionals through in-person and virtual writing programs in Canada, the U.S., and Africa.

Dawn has a PhD in English from the University of Toronto. Her deep insight into how writing works enables her to help engineers from a wide range of disciplines become stronger, more confident writers. She has also taught or coached professionals from a variety of other fields, including management consulting, scientific research, and health care. 

Because she particularly enjoys working with professionals involved in innovative pursuits, Dawn is currently completing a new book called Business Writing for Innovators and Change-makers (forthcoming from Business Expert Press).

You can learn more about Dawn by visiting her website: www.dawnhenwood.com.