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Creative Writing Resources for 9/11

Resources to help with preparing your creative piece   Accounts from survivors in the building http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-136382/9-11–Survivors-Twin-Towers.html http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/looking-back-on-9-11-a-survivor-s-story-1-6825603 http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140422/ARTICLES/140429967?p=1&tc=pg   Bystander accounts http://www.leyden.com/terrorism/personal.html http://web.archive.org/web/20010914223659/http://business2.com/articles/web/0,1653,17114,FF.html http://web.archive.org/web/20010914220941/http://poynter.org/terrorism/ed.htm http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/09/20/vic.personal.account.cnna/index.html   Video of water evacuation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lsxFcDrjo   Firefighter account http://web.archive.org/web/20011111105744/http://www.servenyc.org/a_fireman%27s_story.htm http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/09/11/courageous-911-firefighter-describes-miraculously-surviving-the-twin-towers-collapse/   Video montage tribute to firefighters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyIfk9P0JDc   Videos of firefighters after the fall of the tower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRcxnwGA3L8   Footage from inside the tower shot by a fireman https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/NYC-Firefighters-Inside-the-Burning-North-Tower   Video account of a firefighter who was trapped in the North Tower http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks/videos/911-rescue-and-survival

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness Who is it aimed at? A new important element in companies’ CPD requirements, this course is aimed at everyone within an organization. What does it cover? Common mental health conditions such as stress, depression, ADHD and schizophrenia. There will be facts about each condition and discussion on symptoms and treatments. The course will briefly cover how a workplace can help to manage these conditions and how co-workers can help support each other. The full day course also…

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Academic Writing

Academic writing Who is it aimed at? Employees who are aiming to undertake academic courses as part of their workplace development and need to improve their writing skills. This may be college or university courses. In our experience a number of adults drop out of formal high level courses because they are not prepared for writing reports or essays and do not understand what is required of them. This can represent a high monetary cost to their employer as well…

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Improve Your Communication Skills

Improve your communication skills Who is it aimed at? Any employee who would like to improve communication at work. This could be a need identified at performance review or through a desire to improve themselves for their own CPD. What does it cover? The course will firstly identify all the different forms of communication available and the effectiveness of each such as the use of body language and tone. Different types of communication used in business will be covered such…

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Data Analysis

Data analysis Who is it aimed at? A short course designed for those who are not confident in maths skills but who need to use maths to produce data for reports/presentations/statistics etc. What does it cover? This is a bespoke course depending upon the data utilized by your company. Examples include: staff data such as calculating holiday days/working hours, calculating stock volumes based on amounts sold and orders taken, calculating percentage increases and decreases and different forms of data analysis…

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Calculating Performance Percentages

Calculating performance percentages Who is it aimed at? A short course designed for those who are not confident in maths skills but who need to use maths to produce percentage data for reports/presentations/statistics etc. What does it cover? This is a bespoke course depending upon the data utilized by your company. Examples include: calculating profits based on existing data, finding a percentage increase or decrease in sales or stock and analysing yearly percentage trends in data. How long is the…

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Training Trainers

Training trainers Who is it aimed at? Employees who want to take on a coaching or developmental role and help others identify training needs and undertake development. Also suitable for those who have to deliver training in the workplace and want to become more effective. What does it cover? The personal skills and qualities needed to be a trainer. How to plan and prepare effectively. Setting objectives. Presenting skills and how to design effective Powerpoints and handouts. Identifying how learning…

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Writing Reports

Writing reports Who is it aimed at? Either at staff moving into a new role where report writing is new to them or any staff member who wants to improve their confidence in writing reports. What does it cover? The course covers the general layout and structure of reports. It would be helpful to have your company templates and any best practice for reports in advance to maximise the effectiveness of the course. Participants will analyse some example reports and…

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Writing Business Letters

Writing business letters Who is it aimed at? New employees, staff moving into a new role or those who want to improve their confidence in sending letters. What does it cover? The course covers the following aspects of letter writing: What is acceptable and what is not acceptable in different circumstances. How to construct a letter correctly. The use of tone. The importance of proofreading. How to tailor your letter to your audience. The use of complex sentences and paragraphing.…

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