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UW Stevens Point: Business communication conference at UWSP

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A conference designed to improve the teaching of business communication in Wisconsin will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, March 12.

The seventh annual Business of Communication statewide conference is aimed at secondary and college teachers, school administrators, communication consultants and professionals involved in career development, workforce development and school to work programs. The conference workshops, panel of experts and opportunities for networking are aimed at improving the way students are prepared to write, read, speak and listen in the workplace. One UWSP credit is now available for those combining an independent study project with conference attendance. Participants will work with UWSP English Professor Dan Dieterich and pay a tuition fee as well as the conference fee. Conference registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by a welcome and opening session at 8:30 a.m. A panel of Stevens Point area managers, employment coordinators and human resource personnel will share perspectives on finding a job in the current market. Five workshop sessions will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on topics such as teaching, writing, resumes, newsletters, using the Web, listening, communication etiquette and more. The conference fee, which includes program materials and lunch, is $110 or $130 after Feb. 27. Students may attend for $25 or $35 after Feb. 27. The tuition fee is $151.15 for one undergraduate credit or $269 for one graduate credit. CEU’s or DPI clock hours also are available. A block of rooms is available at the Country Inn and Suites in Stevens Point through Feb. 19.

To register or for more information, contact UWSP Extension at 715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472 and press 3 or see the Web at www.uwsp.edu/extension, click on “Browse our Brochures” then “Business of Communication” in the Upcoming Events section. The conference is sponsored by UWSP, UWSP Extension, Association for Business Communication, Wisconsin Association for Leadership in Education and Work, Association of Professional Communication Consultants, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Career and Technical Education Team, Wisconsin Technical College System, UW Colleges, Wisconsin Communication Association and CESA-9.

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