Re: What's been the most valuable course you have taken?

Subject: Re: What's been the most valuable course you have taken?
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:04:44 -0500

In 2000, I took Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), a 4-day course offered in Toronto and other centres. Through role-playing we learned rudimentary negotiation and mediation. A very varied group (lawyers, paralegals, managers, HR persons, a military negotiator, and one technical writer). This was partly for my own enjoyment and experience, and partly to remind me think before speaking. And why can I continue to speak with both feet firmly wedged in my mouth??

Costly, but worth it. And now they provide lunch.

From: "Lois Patterson" <lois -at- dowco -dot- com>
For me, perhaps it was Typing in Grade 8. Or maybe History in Grade 12,
where I had my first experience writing a long, heavily researched paper.

Those types of responses would be interesting also, but I'm particularly
interested in courses that people have taken in the couple years or so. I
have seen various posters comment on courses they are thinking of taking,
and I have seen a number of suggestions as to courses to take.

However, what courses in particular have list members taken that have proven
immediately useful in actually getting a particular job or contract, or
increasing your salary/hourly rate? Also, is there any obvious preference
for knowledge gained from a course as opposed to knowledge gained from
self-study?

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