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Professional Communication

Take one workshop ($10 UB students, $20 UB staff and alumni, $30 general public), or take all four workshops to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Professional Communication ($30 UB students, $60 UB staff and alumni, $90 general public). Payment is required to reserve a seat.

Polished Email

Unprofessional e-mails are among employers’ top complaints. Learn how to convey a professional tone and create a clear, concise message.

Saturday, April 12, 9-10:30am

Fearless Public Speaking

Learn strategies for managing anxiety, communicating clearly and creating effective visual aids..

Saturday, April 12, 10:30am-noon

Nuts and Bolts of Business Reports

Become a master at organizing your thoughts for a clear and direct message, writing a strong abstract or summary, and using appropriate business language.

Saturday, April 19, 9-10:30am

Winning Elevator Speeches

Be prepared to explain yourself, your business or your goals at a moment’s notice—and entice your listener to want to learn more.

Saturday, April 19, 10:30am-noon

Participants in the Be More leadership and service program can attend one workshop free.  To find out more, visit or e-mail  To join Be More, visit us on CSI Link .

PDI Students: Fee waived for student members of the Professional Development Institute upon verified registration and attendance. Mention "PDI membership" when reserving your seat. Fees incurred if you do not attend and fail to cancel with 24-hours' advanced notice.

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