"Writing the Executive Summary" Workshop

Learn the framework and tools for writing an executive summary like a pro.

Our Courses are Customized for Your Team.

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Let’s face it—attention spans are getting shorter and many readers just want the high-level stuff, which is what writing an executive summary is supposed to deliver. However, too many executive summaries aren’t written with their readers’ needs for information in mind, and are therefore inaccessible. Our course teaches your team how to use various tools and strategies to write easy-to-read, highly usable executive summaries.

Choose How to Take the Course:

In our instructor-led, customized onsite workshop, your team will learn strategies to write an effective executive summary for busy decision makers. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply concepts while receiving real-time feedback from the instructor. The onsite workshops are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-day sessions.

Learn more about onsite training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Use reverse outlining
  • Understand how executive summaries are used
  • Determine an appropriate organizational strategy
  • Use a variety of tools to write the executive summary
  • Use “plain language”
  • Apply readability concepts
  • Determine readability using readability indices

In our instructor-led, customized virtual workshop, your team will learn strategies to write an effective executive summary for busy decision makers. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply concepts while receiving real-time feedback from the instructor. The virtual workshops are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-hour sessions.

Learn more about virtual training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Use reverse outlining
  • Understand how executive summaries are used
  • Determine an appropriate organizational strategy
  • Use a variety of tools to write the executive summary
  • Use “plain language”
  • Apply readability concepts
  • Determine readability using readability indices
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Gave me a better understanding of writing for skimmers by learning to get to the point with action statements. Also, the examples were real so the class was able to scrutinize and revamp the material. Instructor was very knowledgeable and made the class interactive. Great training course to offer employees.

Genie P.
- Verified Executive Summary Writing Course Attendee

What To Expect

Before the Course

  • A deep dive by our analysts into your team’s documents
  • A customized proposal that outlines the topics we propose to cover based on this analysis
  • A discovery/planning call to ensure that our plan meets your vision
  • Pre- and post-class assessment (depending on the package you choose)

During the Course

  • In-class exercises that give participants opportunities to apply concepts
  • Breakout sessions in which participants work collaboratively to apply concepts and solve writing problems
  • Examples of your team’s rewritten workplace samples to illustrate concepts
  • Real-time feedback from the instructor on breakouts
  • Micro-learning sessions
  • Socratic discussion
  • Opportunities for participants to ask questions

After the course

Depending which option you choose, your team can expect:

  • Scores on their’ post-class assessment
  • Access to our digital library, which includes short videos, quizzes, and other resources
  • Access to Option 1 of one of our online courses
  • Office hours, so that participants can meet with the instructor, share work, and get personalized feedback
  • Forums, which is a chat room that participants can use to ask questions and get answers from our team of writing professionals
  • Personalized coaching and feedback

Why Improve Your Team’s Business Writing Skills?

Writing doesn’t have to be hard. With our business writing courses, your team will learn strategies to write professional, effective business documents.

Clearer Communication

Better Documents

Your team will learn how to write targeted and more concise, precise business documents.

Projects that Meet Deadlines

Your team will spend less time reviewing and editing, helping to maintain timelines.

Increased Efficiency

When your team has the right tools, they’ll write better documents in less time, saving time, money, and resources.