Staff and students receive lots of information every day from various authors, via various channels. With all this traffic it can be easy for messages to get lost. Our communications-themed workshops are available through HR's Staff Skills Development and can help you to make sure your messages reach the right people.

Courses include:

Content writing

  • Improve your emails with powerful content that achieves better cut-through and motivates your audience to take action.
  • Find the balance between what you need to say and what our staff and student audiences want to hear.
  • Specially tailored course by highly regarded industry expert for Macquarie staff, particularly those emailing many staff and students.

Communicating effectively

  • Refresh core communication skills including active listening and questioning techniques
  • Build effectiveness in communicating clearly, confidently, and assertively with others
  • Improve your confidence and effectiveness in communicating with others

Media training

  • Specialist media training sessions for researchers and academics across the University
  • Improve skills to be able to confidently manage media interviews of all descriptions.
  • Invitation-only: register an expression of interest by emailing or call the Communications team on x6766 to discuss

Writing with clarity

  • Learn to write complex information in a clear and sensible way without losing accuracy or rigour
  • Understand how to write effective emails at work
  • Understand how to create a professional and helpful tone and choose the right words

Writing to persuade

  • Learn how to present options concisely and in a balanced way
  • Understand how to decide what to put in and what to leave out
  • Learn two basic structures for presenting a case and develop the skills needed to be more efficient in your writing

View upcoming courses here and register to attend via HR Online

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