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Florida Gulf Coast University
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"Business Grammar Basics" Workshop Offered by FGCU Florida Institute of Government
FORT MYERS, FL - Managers and employees from both the private and public sectors are invited to attend a half-day course “Business Grammar Basics” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University as part of the its Writing Programs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16 in the Broadcast Building Room 111.
The course will teach current guidelines for correct punctuation, capitalization, usage, format and spelling. Participants will learn how to avoid embarrassing mistakes and project a credible, professional image that will increase self-confidence.
· Update knowledge of what is considered correct usage of grammar
· Learn the underlying logic of punctuation and sentence structure
· Differentiate between active and passive voice
· Construct clear, focused and complete sentences
· Use your computer’s grammar checker to spot mistakes
· Identify the errors that computers often miss
Jim Jacoby is instructor for the program. He has more than 30 years experience in communications management for several Fortune 500 companies and has owned his own consulting business since 1977. His expertise is business writing, specializing in assisting organizations with policies and procedures.
Currently, Jacoby is an adjunct at FGCU and two colleges, and in-house at numerous organizations in Florida, Minnesota and Oklahoma. The author of a textbook and many publications, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Pennsylvania State University.
The central purpose of the Institute is to help promote superior performance in government and nonprofit organizations through quality training, consulting and technical assistance.
As an accredited comprehensive public university, FGCU addresses the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and provides a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities for the general public, such as administratively hosting the Institute.
For more information, contact Institute director Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $54.