Short courses in professional communication

Comms Lab short courses for professionals

The Comms Lab offers superbly crafted corporate communication short courses that lead to a Certificate of Competence when completed successfully. We could also develop a short course around your business needs. How can we help you? E‑mail Michelle Pieters or phone her at 021 808 2812, or click on a course link for more information:

  • Communication par excellence
    Doing a lot of basic workplace writing? Want to ensure that you communicate clearly and confidently in your work and social environment? Then this course is for you!
  • Communicative English made easy
    Not a native English speaker? Hone those finer skills required for effective and confident verbal and written English communication.
  • Crafting confident presentations
    Want to develop and present impactful presentations? You will walk away with valuable presentation principles and thorough theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Cutting-edge business report writing
    Responsible for compiling and presenting business reports? This course will equip you with techniques to write state-of-the-art business reports and you will learn how to select and focus on information that must be included in a report.
  • Effective office communication and documentation
    Need to write concise and informative e-mails and compile professional agendas? We have it covered. You’ll also learn to listen carefully and with insight during meetings, record meetings, draft minutes and conduct engaging telephone conversations rooted in solid communication strategies.
  • Form design for business
    Not getting the best results with your forms? This course is practical and interactive with actual forms being analysed, tested and improved based on the test results.
  • Social media savvy: Business blogging
    Need to blog, tweet and do whatever else it takes? Get streetwise with social media and learn about the different social media audience profiles. Also learn how to devise spot-on communication strategies and create tailor-made content.

 Some of our the clients over the past year were: 

  • Alphawave
  • Graham Beck Enterprises (Pty) Ltd
  • ICLEI Africa – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Mediclinic Corporate
  • Rupert Foundation

University clients:

  • AIMS – Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies
  • Corporate Communication – Content HUB
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences: Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Strategy and Internationalisation
  • JS Gericke Library
  • MFM – campus radio station
  • Maties Gymnasium
  • Tygerberg: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
  • Woordfees WOW