Procedure Writing

About this virtual course

As business grows more complex, the processes that support it become equally complex. When processes are either undocumented or when procedures are poorly written, your organization cannot confidently maintain the quality your clients or regulators require. On the other hand, when procedures are clear and easy to follow, you can be confident anyone can perform them consistently.

This course helps you write and edit user-friendly procedures that lead to higher quality, fewer errors and greater compliance with regulatory bodies.

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Who should enroll

This course is for anyone who writes or edits procedures in administrative, technical or scientific environments. We suggest 15 participants to allow for individual coaching.

What you will learn

In this 12 hour course, you will learn to:

  • use a consistent process and framework to quickly generate and organize content
  • analyze and meet end-user needs
  • clarify the objective of each procedure
  • write clear, easy-to-follow steps using an action-oriented style
  • choose the best format and layout so users grasp concepts quickly
  • test your procedures to ensure users can follow them correctly and easily
  • edit and proofread to ensure there is no ambiguity
  • incorporate visuals into the text of your procedures

What to expect

We know that people learn best by doing, so this virtual course gives you many opportunities to practice as you learn. You participate in large- and small-group discussions and receive coaching from your peers and the facilitator. This course combines self-directed and virtual learning with a workshopping session. The facilitator is available to answer questions and provide guidance and coaching during the self-directed learning portions. You use your own documents to assess your writing as we go, and you have an opportunity to revise your procedural document in a culminating activity.

You receive a comprehensive digital manual containing exercises to provide practice, checklists, templates, and examples. You also have access to online resources for post-course use.