Effective EmailingCourse • 23 lessons5.0 average rating (1 review)
This course will teach you the skills and techniques to help clarify your point, give your reader action items, and spend less time writing overall. This self-paced course includes practice and application, and takes about two (2) hours.
Strategic Writing for LeadersCourse • 38 lessons5.0 average rating (1 review)
Full-day Leadership course! Write to represent yourself with clarity and confidence—and to manage your team. Leaders write to inform, direct, connect, and redirect. Learn how to use your words intentionally to meet business goals.
Business Writing FundamentalsCourse • 20 lessons5.0 average rating (1 review)
Business writing has different demands and expectations, compared with the writing you may have done for school. Learn to shine in your career by writing clear, actionable, professional emails and documents.
Clear and Concise WritingCourse • 18 lessons
Write concise, targeted messages that give your readers what they want and need without overloading them with words. Registration includes the option to ask questions, and a "cheat sheet" to use later. This course takes about 3-4 hours to complete.
Writing Performance ReviewsCourse • 18 lessons
Write actionable, respectful performance reviews by using a clear strategy and process. Registration includes five video lessons and three opportunities to direct a question to the instructor. This course takes about four (4) hours to complete.
2 Courses: Clear & Concise Emailing BundleBundle • 2 learning products
Elevate your email game with powerful emailing strategies and writing that's clear, concise, and confident. This bundle includes two interactive courses in one!
2 Courses: Level Up Leadership BundleBundle • 2 learning products
Writing as a leader brings new challenges: providing feedback, keeping up with internal and external stakeholders, and motivating your team. This two-course bundle will help you give written feedback that supports and develops your team members.
“Whether I’m writing to a judge, opposing counsel, or a client, I write more efficiently and effectively using High-Value Writing strategies. I now consider my reader’s needs first and make the information clear and easy to digest. ”Kelly Mieske, Attorney, California, USA
“Until I started learning High-Value Writing strategies, I thought I wrote well. Then I realized, I didn’t – at all. As a CPA I must explain complex ideas to clients with little knowledge about the area. Now, my emails, reports and requests are clear and concise. I feel much more confident that people understand important points and can follow requests easily. Thank-you so much!”Linda Whittaker, CPA, Alberta, Canada
“Being a student, concise writing has always been a challenge. However, High-Value Writing strategies have helped me in attaining brevity in my writing. With High-Value Writing lessons, I have been scoring quite well in competitive exams.”Junaid Ahmed, International Relations Student, Islamabad, Pakistan
“As a college professor who writes multiple emails daily and has to give consistent, meaningful, and clear feedback to students I really appreciate High-Value Writing. It has helped me to be more precise in my wording and more concise. My students are better able to understand the points I'm trying to make and there is overall, less frustration and confusion for us all.”Heather Aydelott, Professor, New Mexico, USA
“As an editor and copywriter, I often debate word choices with my clients. High-Value Writing gave me the language and evidence to explain why some words are or are not effective in specific contexts. Assigning value to words based on the efficacy with which they communicate the intended message (or unintended messages) is a highly useful skill that allows me to take abstract, subjective language concepts and apply them in more concrete, objective terms. Thank you Erin for equipping me with the tools to do this!”Skylar Griego, Editor and Copywriter, Arizona, USA
“As a life coach, I work with clients who often reference misunderstandings, challenges with communicating what they want and unclear expectations. High Value Writing helps develop and refine the “skills” of making clear requests and agreements between individuals. Erin helps people find and create clarity!”Paul Briley, Life Coach, California, USA
Do I have to complete a course all at once?
No. Each course can be paused and resumed anytime.
What are the courses like?
Each self-directed High-Value Writing course includes an introductory welcome unit, 3-4 main units of core curriculum, and a wrap-up unit. Each unit contains videos explaining concepts, with examples on the screen to illustrate and apply learning. You'll watch videos and answer reflective questions in each unit.
Will I get any printable material to save from my course?
Yes. While the courses are video-based and include reflection questions you'll take right here on the website, they also include two printable takeaways: A syllabus listing learning objectives and course description, and a Cheatsheet offering a one-page review of the course concepts.
What materials do I need to complete my course?
All you need is an internet connection, the ability to watch videos and hear audio, and a place to take notes. Each course asks you to practice sentence revisions, so you'll want a place to jot down those notes.
How can I show my supervisor I completed a course?
You will receive a certificate when you finish a High-Value Writing course. You will also receive a downloadable cheatsheet with the main points from the class. Each of these can be printed and shared.
Do the courses include opportunities to practice and apply concepts?
Yes. Each course includes two types of practice opportunities: (1) reflection questions to check your understanding, and (2) revision opportunities to practice writing strategies.
Do I need the High-Value Writing book to take a course?
No. The courses teach through videos, and all the materials you'll need for your course are included in the registration. However, some students like to read the book for extra support.
How did High-Value Writing create the curriculum for the HVW self-directed courses?
Erin Lebacqz, High-Value Writing Founder, created the courses based on her experience in the field of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Erin brings her 25 years in the classroom, experience helping writers around the world, and expertise in pedagogy (the study of teaching and learning) to the course design.