Event Profile

Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1: Day 1 - Business Communication Skills

December 10, 2019
The Benson
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 


Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Administrative assistants, executive assistants, and employees in administrative or service-oriented roles.

Related Courses:

This is part of the four-day Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1.

Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1: All Four Days (includes discount), December 10-13, 2019

Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1: Day 2 – Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, December 11, 2019

Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1: Day 3 – Understanding the Basics of Electricity, December 12, 2019

Administrative Professional Certificate Level 1: Day 4 – Personal Leadership Skills, December 13, 2019

Course Overview:

This is part of a four-day series of classes leading to an Administrative Professional Certificate, Level 1. By registering for all four classes, you will receive a discount off the total registration fee.

Course Objectives:

This one-day course will cover the basic rules and conventions of both conversational and written language as they apply to the business environment. Topics covered include proper sentence structure; appropriate word choice; and the use of traditional literary devices that promote clarity, favorable impression, and understanding. Other topics to be covered include:

  • Written and verbal communication cycles
  • Grammar, sentence structure, and paragraphs
  • Spelling and punctuation
  • The writing process
  • Formatting letters, memos, minutes, and emails
  • Using communication to inform and influence

Course Instructor:

Debra Ballard, Continuum Education + Training

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, along with morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

The Benson
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2000

Room rate: $142 for a single/double, $152 for an executive king

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than November 14, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 11/09/2019): $390
Utility Member Standard: $410

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 11/09/2019): $580
Associate Member Standard: $600

Non-member Early Bird (ends 11/09/2019): $1,160
Non-member Standard: $1,180

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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The Benson

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.