Writing to Get Things Done®

In-Person Course

Turn your team into high-performing, deadline-oriented, super-achievers who write with one goal in mind: to get things done.

This one-day in-person class includes a pre-seminar analysis of each participant’s writing sample with instructions for revising based on the principles and models of Writing to Get Things Done®.

Primary Focus

Writing clear, easy-to-read emails, reports, meeting minutes, BLUFs, situational awareness, white papers, instructions, and various business documents is the primary focus of WGTD. How to express technical information in an organized manner, as well as composing convincing justification for final decisions is also covered in this course. 

Course Objectives

  • Clarify your thoughts before writing.
  • Separate the reader’s needs from the writer’s needs.
  • Use the BLUF inverted-pyramid principle of organization.
  • Use a listing paragraph format to highlight key ideas.
  • Use the language of getting things done vs. business speak.
  • Use our three models of organization for all business writing.

Program Design

Writing to Get things Done is a learning and development 
process, not a training event. It consists of the following elements:

Looking for more? We also offer in-person classes for groups of 20 or more. Contact us for more details.


All Levels




8 chapters


American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Certification Institute


7 hours over 1-2 days


Internal microphone
Internal webcam

Boost Your
Bottom Line

  • Save time and money from ineffective communication and missed deadlines and opportunities
  • Reduce ambiguous emails and inbox clutter
  • Build a more confident workforce and increase support for your organization’s mission

Enhance Team Performance

  • Increase cooperation and trust between team members
  • Build confidence, leadership skills and influence
  • Improve team performance and promotions

Over the course of four years, we’ve scheduled about 40 Writing to Get Things Done® classes. We now have a critical mass of people who are writing to get things done!

Roger Grothe, Manager Training & Development, Unisys/Lockheed Martin


Stan Berry

Stan Berry is the lead instructor and energy engine of the learning team at Berry Writing Group. His peerless, 40-year track record, engaging teaching style, and immediately effective platform have made him an office and boardroom favorite at numerous Fortune 500 and government organizations.

His teachings have improved the writing skills of over 100,000 scientists, executives, attorneys, engineers and other professionals.

And along with his courses and countless technical manuals, Stan has authored five books on Effective Communication for Successful Leadership that he uses in his seminars.

Get in Touch. Get Things Done.