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Leadership & Management - How to Communicate in Writing

Videotel’s Leadership & Management course provides essential knowledge and useful theory not only on the skills needed by senior managers at sea, but also includes skills required by junior officers and acts as a stepping stone towards more formal management training. Now individual modules from the course have been made available separately each covering practical, everyday leadership and management skills.

In ‘How to Communicate in Writing’ we will cover the principles which all well written business documents follow. We will describe how these apply to shorter written communications, such as letters and emails, and then to reports. We will suggest efficient ways of using email software. We will outline the particular dos and don’ts of writing emails to make their use more effective, both for the writer and, more important, those on the receiving end.

Target Audience

Deck and Engine Officers

Course Objectives

  • Principles of written communication for:
    • Short documents, letters and Emails
    • Longer documents such as reports
  • Efficient use of email

Course Outcomes

To learn practical ideas and techniques for applying effective leadership and management through communicative writing.

Couse Duration

1hr 30 mins

Mode of Delivery

Study units use a mixture of visuals, graphics, short video sequences, voice-over and text. Learners interact with the graphics. Each unit ends with a test of comprehension.


A candidate who would like to gain a certificate must first enrol with Videotel. The candidate will need to submit all the necessary documentation and meet the minimum criteria in assessment.


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