New training dates

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm  

Dates:

  • Wed 11 March
  • Wed 10 June
  • Wed 14 October

Cost: €120 per person (€100 per person for community and voluntary organisations). Payment must be paid in advance.

Location: Dublin

  • Do you want to ensure that you are communicating as clearly and effectively as possible?
  • Are you sometimes frustrated answering the same questions because the information to customers is not clear enough?
  • Do you find it difficult to develop clear reports, policies, promotional, training or web materials?
  • Do you want to get quality training in how best to communicate, provided by leaders in plain English editing and training?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this one-day training course is for you. Book your place for this course online at www.nala.ie (click on upcoming events tab)

If you have queries, please contact Sandra Peel on (01) 412 7900 or email Claire O’Riordan at coriordan@nala.ie.

Plain English Campaign and free plain English training

How your organisation can provide information in plain English.

When?
Monday 22 September

Where?
The Winter Room, The Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

What?
The National Adult Literacy Agency is launching a campaign to ensure that information for the public is written in plain English. Speakers include Inez Bailey, NALA Director; Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman; and Karen O’Leary, Chief Executive of the National Consumer Agency. We will also provide a training session on how to introduce plain English into your organisation.

At this training you will learn:

  • Why plain English is important for organisations providing information to the public
  • Common and avoidable mistakes in writing

Writing and design tips to make your documents easier to read.

Places are limited so please book early. You can book here.

Plain English Training Day

NALA is running a one-day training programme in Dublin on Wednesday 24 September. This training is practical and will help you communicate more clearly with your intended reader. The day runs from 9.30 am to 3 pm. If you would like to book a place, please contact Claire O’Riordan at coriordan@nala.ie

Claire will be happy to mail you further information on our training. Please note that you must pay for the course before you attend. Luckily, it is just €120 per person and (€100 if you are from the community and voluntary sector). We look forward to seeing you! Book early as places are limited.

The Reform Office, NALA and Plain English

This month staff from the Reform Office in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform took part in NALA plain English training. The training focused on the main plain English guidelines (writing concisely, using familiar words and using the active voice). It also focused on a selection of trainees’ own documents. Staff reported that the training was interesting and useful. This training was delivered as part of the Department’s commitment to plain language as outlined in the New Public Sector Reform Plan 2014-2016.

Plain English Training Day

NALA is running a one-day training programme in Dublin on Wednesday 18 June. This training is practical and will help you communicate more clearly with your intended reader. The day runs from 9.30 am to 3 pm. If you would like to book a place, please contact Anne Murphy at amurphy@nala.ie or (01) 412 7901.

Anne will be happy to mail you further information on our training. Please note that you must pay for the course before you attend. Luckily, it is just €120 per person and (€100 if you are from the community and voluntary sector). We look forward to seeing you! Book early as places are limited.

Plain English Training Course 19 March 2014

Time 9.30am to 3.00pm  

Venue 63-66 Amiens St, Dublin 1  

Cost €120 per person (€100 per person for community and voluntary organisations)

Do you want to ensure that you are communicating as clearly and effectively as possible? Are you sometimes frustrated answering the same questions because the information to customers is not clear enough? Do you find it difficult to develop clear reports, policies, promotional, training or web materials? Do you want to get quality training in how best to communicate, provided by leaders in plain English editing and training?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this course is for you. Book your place for this course online at www.nala.ie (click on upcoming events tab)

If you have queries, please contact Claire O’Riordan or Anne Murphy on (01) 412 7900 or coriordan@nala.ie.

NALA Won Bid To Host Prestigious PLAIN Conference

We are delighted to announce that we won our bid to host the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) 2015 Conference in Dublin. Previous conference locations were Sydney, Sweden, the Netherlands and Vancouver (October 2013). We are very excited about the conference. We see it as an opportunity to raise greater awareness of the need for plain language. We will keep you updated on conference developments.

Plain English Open Training 25 November 2013

We are offering a one day open plain English training course in Dublin on 25 November. This course is for information or communications officers, managers, administrators and others whose work involves writing or putting documents together. The course introduces participants to the most common writing and layout errors and uses examples and exercises to show you how to fix them. The course is limited to 20 people, so please book early to secure a place. The course costs just €120 per person. This includes a light lunch. To find out more information or to book, please email Claire O’Riordan @ coriordan@nala.ie