Writing and Enforcing Effective SOPs Basics

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Course Instructor

Joy McElroy

$ 425
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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The purpose of this accredited training is to equip participants with the necessary skills for writing effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that support their company’s activities. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to organize and deliver information tailored to the intended audience and purpose, write documents that are clear and easy to read, and revise and refine their own and others’ writing. The training covers all the essential components of SOPs and emphasizes formatting documents according to the readers’ needs.

Furthermore, this course will examine how participants can tailor their writing style to different audiences and cultures. Also emphasized will be how to effectively foreshadow upcoming events or processes in an SOP to ensure that readers do not overlook crucial information. The overall goal of this training is to equip writers with valuable techniques that keep readers engaged without the use
of redundancy or irrelevant details, creating a clear mental picture of the task or job for the reader.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Apply the mandates for documentation set forth by the regulators, such as FDA, ISO and other governing bodies
  • Write effective SOPs and utilizing tools such as flow charts
  • Utilize active and passive voices and choose the most appropriate one for the type of writing
  • Review and revise documents
  • Identify Dos and Don’ts of SOP writing
  • Participate in team writing SOPs
  • Examine work instructions, forms and attachments
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This training will benefit professionals in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology,
cosmetic and food industries as well as those in other FDA regulated industries. It will be especially valuable to professionals in Quality Assurance, Engineering, Validation and Manufacturing. Directors, Managers, Technical writers and General staff charged with the responsibility for creating, reviewing, approving and implementing written standard operating procedures and instructions will find this course highly beneficial as well.

Course Instructor

Joy McElroy

Joy McElroy

Consultant to the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

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