Writing Skills for Trainers

Langevin Learning Services Inc.
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Professional Course
1 day
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United States of America
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Writing Skills for Trainers

Course description

Writing Skills for Trainers

This Writing Skills for Trainers (train-the-trainer) workshop shows you how to write performance-based training materials that focus heavily on the “how-to’s” of job performance. It gives you tips and techniques to make your materials popular, interesting, and lively, using a clear, concise writing style.

This workshop is also available as on-site/company specific. For programs held or attended in Canada, listed prices will be charged in CAD. Please contact Langevin for more details.

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Who should attend?

For course designers, training analysts, and instructors who want to improve the effectiveness of their written materials. It is also intended for anyone involved in training who wants more polished writing skills.

Training content


  • Write course content for your target audience.
  • Design course materials/audio-visuals for learners and instructors.
  • Select formats to structure course content.
  • Apply techniques of clear writing to your materials.
  • Develop your personal writing style.

What you will learn


  • The 4 building blocks of writing.
  • Characteristics of learners you need to know.
  • What to do about the 3 key characteristics.
  • How to determine content.
  • Tips for making your content relevant to the learners’ jobs.
  • The type of content that you should not include in a course.
  • Questions to ask about your audience.
  • 3 characteristics of instructional writing.
  • Techniques to get off to a good start.


  • 13 criteria for structuring your materials.
  • 6 formats for course job aids.
  • How to choose the best format.
  • 7 rules for formatting job aids.
  • 6 characteristics of effective manuals.
  • 22 design decisions in page layout.
  • 3 fundamental document design principles.
  • How to use tables, charts, graphics, and illustrations.
  • 19 items to put into lesson plans.
  • How to stress what is important.


  • The 8 parts of speech you must know.
  • 6 ingredients of a proper sentence.
  • 6 most common grammar errors and how to avoid them.
  • Words that send clear messages.
  • How to be clear, concise, and complete.
  • How to remove redundancies.
  • Verb Power – unleashing action into your writing.
  • How to use lean words to add clarity.
  • How to avoid passive sentences.
  • Commonly misused words.
  • 8 punctuation devices and how to use them.
  • 6 spelling rules you will never forget.
  • 4 shortcuts to improve your spelling.
  • How to calculate readability.


  • 7 guidelines of effective style.
  • 4 common pitfalls of business writing.
  • How to make your meaning clear.
  • How to eliminate unnecessary words and phrases from your writing.
  • Common business clichés to avoid.
  • How to avoid exclusionary language.
  • How to convert vague expressions into concise messages.
  • Stylistic tools to polish your writing.

Why choose Langevin Learning Services Inc.?

35+ years helping learning professionals achieve success in their careers

20,000+ people have achieved Langevin's professional trainer certification

82% of Fortune 500 companies send their trainers to Langevin

About Langevin Learning Services Inc.

Langevin Learning Services Inc.

Langevin Learning Services Inc.

For more than 35 years, Langevin has been a provider of highly renowned workshops, professional certifications, and products for trainers and business professionals. They are committed to providing practical, real-world, performance-based workshops and products guaranteed to set you up for...

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Langevin Learning Services Inc.

38 Antares Dr. Suite 110
K2E 7V2 Ottawa Ontario

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Average rating 5

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Vanesa H.
This course brought me back to English lessons in my earlier school days. It was a great refresher on grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Very thorough!
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