Executive Education

The Write Stuff

Move people and business forward with effective writing

Imagine being able to write with greater control, so that your messages get accepted and acted on consistently. Imagine taking less time to write and yet accomplishing more. Imagine The Write Stuff staying with you long after the learning, improving your confidence and effectiveness as a writer and as a business person. 

This program will help you produce writing that is correct, clear, concise and effective—writing that puts your best face forward and gets results. 

Those who want to improve their writing and communication effectiveness.

  • Find a natural, effective writing voice for every situation
  • Avoid costly misunderstandings that result from imprecise writing
  • Gain control of your message with clear, concise language
  • Cut down on writing time over the longer term
  • Use writing to sharpen your thinking process
  • Structure everyday writing for maximum effectiveness
  • Build higher levels of trust and respect with readers

Correct Writing

  • Why it’s important and what’s at stake
  • Review of punctuation and grammar

Direct Writing

  • Cutting clutter and lightening up language
  • Generating and elucidating ideas 
  • Arranging paragraphs 

Elements of Effective Writing

  • Planning the writing
  • Using effective tone
  • Structuring the message
  • Writing effective e-mail messages

Developing Effectiveness Traits

  • Character traits associated with gaining trust and respect

Managing the Writing Process

  • Getting oriented and organizing ideas
  • Writing a draft
  • Editing your work 

Developing People

  • Assigning writing
  • Reviewing and editing other people’s writing
  • Giving feedback

Special features

The program includes easy-to-follow modules designed to aid learning and recall, complete with skill-building exercises and facilitated discussions along the way.


Doug Mollenhauer


Doug is an Adjunct faculty member at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He has taught presentation skills and business writing at many of BC’s best-known organizations for more than 25 years, and coaches senior leaders on speaking and persuasive communication. He has also been a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail on topics pertaining to leadership and business communication.

Upcoming sessions

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Aug 1 - 2, 2023
$2195.00 + tax (5%)



8:30am – 4:30pm in Vancouver, BC

8:30am – 4:30pm in Vancouver, BC

UBC Robson Square

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