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Writing Advantage (Franklin Covey)

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Date(s): Jun 08, 2023
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $99.00
Cancellation Date: Jun 01, 2023
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

In the take-no-prisoners business environment, your written communication must make your point with power and clarity. Now it will with the FranklinCovey Writing Advantage workshop. Learn the skills to express ideas clearly without leaving anything up to interpretation. Writing Advantage helps you set quality writing standards that increase productivity, resolve issues, reduce errors, and increase credibility. Write sharp and work smart with Writing Advantage.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: ALL
Category: Communications

Course Objectives

• Apply principles of organization using the Four-Box Format.

• Prioritize flow of writing with the purpose up front.

• Write effective subject lines and headings.

• Preview key supporting points and relevant details


No prerequisites required.


Catherine Kriplean

Lifelong learning and the desire to explore the world led Catie Kriplean into teaching and training in public schools for ten years and now working for State Auditor’s Office as a professional development specialist and the team’s eLearning creator. She focuses on leadership skills in conjunction with growth mindset. Her trainings are designed to engage the audience and allow for reflection and implementation of new practices.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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