March 2021
12:00 pm
Public Event

Writing Professionally

Sponsored By
College of DuPage
College of DuPage - Via Zoom

Writing in Business - Via Zoom


Lauren Barron, MBA 
Head of Finance and Marketing
, Gray Matters Games 
Senior Loan Reviewer
, BMO Harris Bank 

Mark Byrne, MBA 
Director of Sales and Educational Consulting
, 4MedPlus 

Peter James, Ph.D., MBA, PCC 
Associate Professor of Business, College of DuPage 

Zoom Webinar 

This lecture series is presented by Writing Studies at COD, home to the national award-winning Professional Writing Certificate. 
For more information about the certificate or series, check out

Writing Studies’ Professional Writing Certificate has received the Outstanding Program in English Award by the national Two-Year College English Association.

Why Complete the Professional Writing Certificate?

Business leaders cite strong written communication skills as one of the top qualities they seek in prospective employees. Furthermore, there is growing demand for writers who can support the needs of community organizations on a variety of projects.

The Professional Writing Certificate is designed for those entering the workplace and for experienced professionals looking to improve their writing skills; both will learn and implement effective strategies in print and digital media in a wide range of rhetorical situations in order to meet the needs of a variety of readers.

For more details on the certificate, contact:
Steven Accardi
(630) 942-2669,
James Allen
(630) 942-3421,
Jillian Grauman
(630) 942-3261,

This event is funded pursuant to a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). 
For ADA accommodations, please email with the event title in the subject line and your accommodation request. Please email two weeks in advance.