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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Short Courses

Business and Professional Writing

Business Writing for Professionals


Effective writing is a powerful tool. This interactive, hands-on course is for those who already have some facility with business writing skills. Class time will be devoted to the writing challenges business professionals regularly encounter. The course is specifically designed for senior executives and aspiring managers, experienced professionals looking to achieve more through business writing, supervisors and senior managers.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

What will I Learn?

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Set clear objectives for their writing
  • Influence key stakeholders
  • Tailor their documents and emails to their audiences for maximum impact
  • Communicate their messages concisely and effectively – first time
  • Improve their teams by giving effective feedback on writing submitted to them
  • Lead their organisation’s tone of voice.

Who Should do this Course

Senior executives and aspiring managers; experienced professionals looking to achieve more through business writing; supervisors; senior managers.

Important Information

This course has been offered at a special rate, CLICK HERE to view Terms and Conditions

For our International/ Regional delegates who have successfully completed the requirements of obtaining their Certification, The Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning would be more than happy to deliver your Certificate via a courier service for which you would be required to bear the cost. This sum must be paid to The UWI, Cave Hill Campus prior to dispatch of the certificate. 

For more details, email and a representative will guide you accordingly.”


At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2020/2021 Semester II
  • Date: February 2nd - 25th, 2021
  • Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm
  • Duration: 4 weeks (24 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • Course Code: PDLL098
  • CEUs: 2.4
  • Capacity: 15
  • Cost: BDS $1,910 (US $955) BDS$500.00/ US$250.00

The following subject areas will be addressed:
  • Style in written communication
  • Overcoming barriers to effective written communication
  • Diplomacy
  • Tone and emphasis in business writing
  • Memoranda and Letters
  • Positive newsletter
  • Negative newsletter
  • Fundraising letters
  • Texts
  • Email and netiquette;
  • Proposal / report writing
  • Rhetorical analysis

The course will be delivered face-to-face and will include in-class writing activities and complex writing situations which require written interventions.

Sherry Asgill

Ms. Sherry Asgill is an educator with over twenty years’ experience which covers the entire education spectrum – the boardroom, training room, classroom and community.  She works with adults to facilitate intellectual and professional development.
Ms. Asgill’s specialty is communication, both oral and written. She has taught Writing for Special Purposes to undergraduates and to professionals over the past seven years. Ms. Asgill has delivered a variety writing workshops that met organisational needs for building effective customer relations and enhancing the image of the business.  Her passion is assisting her clients to develop their confidence, and to attain their unique voice to reach their audience.  She also helps clients understand the importance of active listening and creative, critical and social thinking.
Ms. Asgill’s strength comes through her ability to use her business and classroom experiences to understand the knowledge and skills her participants need to improve internal and external communication. She delivers her programmes in a way that excites and motivates participants to use their new skills.