WGTD & Berry Writing Group

Writing to Get Things Done® (WGTD) Program & Berry Writing Group

Since 1975 Berry Writing Group has helped businesses solve communication issues through our Writing to Get Things Done® (WGTD) Program.

Our Clients

Corporate Clients – Learn more

The United States Department of DefenseLearn more

Twin Cities Metro Municipalities
Richfield, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.

The Minnesota Chapter of American Public Works Associations

Stan Berry – The Instructor

Teaching Experience

In the footsteps of his father. My fascination with writing began when my mother, a poet, and my father, an English teacher, began critiquing my papers in junior high school. My love for teaching also began at that time as I watched my dad improve the writing skills of engineers at Honeywell, Control Data, General Mills, and 3M in his evening classes.

He made learning fun for everyone. Many times when my classes are full of laughter and people are learning more than they thought possible, I feel my dad’s spirit living through me. He is the greatest teacher I ever saw. So I was fortunate to teach side by side with him for many years. For this time with him I am most grateful. I still walk in the footsteps of my father….and love every moment just as he did.

Corporate America. Since completing his graduate degree from Yale University, Stan has devoted his life to improving the writing skills of over 100,000 executives, attorneys, scientists, engineers, architects, CPAs and other business and government professionals at many Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies with his Executive Communication Program. Stan’s unique and energetic approach to teaching makes the classes engaging and fun.

United States Navy. Since March 2006, the U.S. Navy has invited Stan to conduct his two-day classes for about 2,500 engineers, architects, attorneys, contract specialist, and professional and managerial personnel at 38 bases and training centers around the world.

University of Minnesota. Stan teaches two of his classes for the College of Continuing & Professional Development at the University of Minnesota.

Writing Experience

Along with writing many technical manuals for corporations, Stan has authored five books on Effective Communication for Successful Leadership that he uses in his seminars:

  • Writing to Get Things Done
  • Writing and Polishing Effective Procedures
  • Taming the Wild Grammar Beastie
  • Speaking to Get Things Done
  • Writing for Conviction for Law Enforcement Professionals


  • Bachelor of Science, College of Education, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Arts and Religion, Yale University
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Stan Berry, Creator & Instructor of the Writing to Get Things Done® (WGTD) course