Our highly popular "Doing Better Business with Defence" events are focused on providing attendees with the skills, training and insight required to enhance their service offerings and increase their competitiveness. We leverage the expertise existing within our own membership, to help further the success of their peers.
This instalment of Doing Better Business With Defence will focus on Technical Writing. Dr Annabel O'Connor from ATTAR will cover the principals, challenges and solutions for delivering sound factual writing in a Defence context. The event will also include a hands-on writing exercise designed to ensure you walk away with new skills that you can apply straight away.
When: 15 October 2019
Time: 0900 - 1230
Where: Level 18, Tower 4, 727 Collins St, Docklands
Cost: Attendance is complimentary for ADA members and $40 (excluding GST) for non-members
0830-0900 – Arrival/Registration/Coffee
0900-0910 – Welcome and introduction (Sean Farrell, Interim CEO ADA (Vic))
0910-1030 – “Technical Writing” (presented by Dr Annabel O’Connor, on behalf of ATTAR)
- Fundamental Principles: The principle of communicative efficacy; the five characteristics of sound factual writing.
1030-1045 – Morning Tea and Networking
1045-1230 – “Technical Writing” (cont)
- Obstacles to readability: How to recognise and avoid complexity and jargon.
- Writing Exercise: Opportunity to demonstrate knowledge gained.
1230 – Closing remarks and Event Concludes