Short courses in professional communication

Comms Lab short courses for professionals

Great news – we’re going online with our courses!

We offer superbly crafted corporate communication short courses that lead to a Certificate of Competence when completed successfully. We could also tailor a course to suit your business needs. How can we help you?

E-mail Michelle Pieters or phone her at 021 808 2812, or click on any of the course names below for more information. Sign up here for news from the Comms Lab.

  • Communicate as a professional
    Is your communication with others really flawless? Ever heard of the four-sides model of communication? Turn to classical rhetoric with Prof Carel Jansen to gain new insights and learn techniques for communicating even better.
  • Communication par excellence
    Want to ensure that you communicate effectively everywhere? Learn how to produce high-quality written communication to actively portray a professional image of your business.
  • Communicative English made easy
    Getting tongue-tied in English? Acquire the communication tools and techniques to help you to convey your intended message confidently, accurately and eloquently in English – not only at work but also in a broader social context.
  • Crafting confident presentations
    Ever wished you could face an audience and convey your message with confidence? Win your next audience over with us. 
  • Cutting-edge business report writing
    Responsible for compiling business reports? Learn how to select and focus on essential information and write state-of-the-art business reports after you’ve spent time with us. 
  • Effective office communication and documentation
    Need tips for writing concise and informative e-mails and compiling agendas? With us you will also learn to listen carefully and with insight during 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. Bring your forms along! 
  • PR like a PRO: Writing for the media
    Do you write media releases for newspapers and radio, promotional material, e-mails and in-house publications? Let’s up your game – we focus on structure and style, acceptable language, ethics and results.  

Download the Commslab brochure here.

Some of our clients over the past year were: 

External clients

  • 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