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Writing Excellence

(4 modules)

November 1 - 22, 2022
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., ET


(90-minutes each)

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College Career Center

December 6, 2022
12:30-2:00 p.m., ET

Workforce Development

December 13, 2022
12:30-2:00 p.m., ET


Core Training (4-modules)

$595 Members
$770 Nonmembers*
(*includes one year of membership)

Pricing includes all handouts and access to recorded sessions, which will remain active for 90 days following the conclusion of the course.

Optional Add-on Modules*$150 each

  • College Career Center
  • Workforce Development Center
*Only available to those who have completed Foundations training

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By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to when you register for the course/webinar.

Why Choose the NRWA’s Writing Excellence Foundations Training?

Foundations are essential in any profession! Whether you are new to resume writing or would like to know more about the craft, this training is for you.

New and experienced career services professionals who have limited formal training in writing résumés and cover letters will benefit from these training modules, dozens of supplemental worksheets and resources, and multiple traditional and modern résumé and cover letter samples.

This four-part training will be offered November 1-22, 2022 as a live pilot program with attendees invited to a Q&A following each session. Subsequently, recordings will be offered on-demand and include a 30-minute one-on-one conversation with the instructor.

Additionally, add-on modules will be available for those who work in college career centers or workforce development centers. These modules are designed specifically to assist career services professionals who work with these unique demographics. Following each module, attendees are offered a 15-minute consult with the instructor.

What Can I Expect from Writing Excellence Foundations Training

  • Six hours of instruction covering four core modules, with an additional 90 minutes of instruction for each add-on module.
  • Four PowerPoint slide decks, dozens of worksheets, writing samples, and supplemental resources, plus quizzes to assess your understanding.
  • Live discussion and Q&A during the pilot program (one-on-one mentoring calls with the instructor following completion of the on-demand program).


Completion of all four core modules will equip writers with the knowledge and tools needed for crafting modern resumes and cover letters that adhere to all the principles and best practices of effective marketing, document strategy, writing quality, and formatting. (Each module is 90 minutes).

Module 1: Modern Resume & Cover Letter Principles, Discovery Process, and Planning Document Strategy

Module 2: Essential Resume Content: Summaries, Experience, and Accomplishments

Module 3: Additional Resume Sections, Cover Letters, and e-Notes

Module 4: Writing Quality and Document Formatting

*All materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute materials.


Following completion of the Foundations training, professionals who work in specialized fields have the option of purchasing one or both additional modules designed specifically to assist them in working with their unique demographic.

College Career Center Module (90 minutes)

This module is designed for college career center staff who do not actually write the résumés and cover letters, but instead assist students by teaching résumé/cover letter classes, providing guidance to students, and/or critiquing student documents. Business owners who work with students and new grads will also benefit from some additional training and resources on how to assist this unique demographic.

Instruction will address challenges and opportunities in working with the student and new grad population. Through the use of case studies, worksheets, and supplemental resources, participants will learn how to develop modern resumes and cover letters that illustrate relevant skills and experiences, reveal a student’s and new grad’s unique offerings, and position them to reach their target goals.

Workforce Development Center Module (90 minutes)

This module is designed for staff of workforce development centers, employment services offices, vocational rehabilitation centers, outplacement firms, and other organizations that assist job seekers with their career transitions. Typically, they may not write the resume and cover letters, but instead assist clients by teaching resume/cover letter classes, providing guidance on how to write a resume/cover letter, and/or critiquing client documents. Business owners who work directly with this demographic will also benefit from additional training and resources.

Instruction will address the challenges and opportunities in working with professionals who may be experiencing recent job loss or who are making a career change. Through the use of case studies, worksheets, and supplemental resources, participants will learn how to develop modern resumes and cover letters that illustrate relevant skills and experiences, minimize potential barriers/biases, and position clients to reach their target goals.

*All materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute materials.


Norine Dagliano is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), DISC Administrator, and sole proprietor of ekm Inspirations, with more than 30 years of experience working with job seekers and career-services professionals, both experienced and starting out.

A sought-after trainer and presenter of resume, job search, interviewing, and career management tools and techniques, Norine has been a featured presenter at multiple NRWA Conferences, as well as the developer/instructor of numerous webinars, including a series for CareerBuilder and DeVry University career services staff. Her training style is pragmatic and high energy, with a little sprinkling of humor and storytelling to keep participants engaged and inspired to learn and grow.

In addition to designing and instructing the NRWA Writing Excellence: Foundations training program and the NRWA Writing Excellence: Certification Preparation program, Norine is on the NRWA board and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field. 

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