Report Writing

The aim of this course is to enable participants to improve their Report Writing and produce sharper and shorter reports in less time, that are direct and easily understood by the reader. Participants should bring samples of reports they have written or the types of reports they will be expected to produce.

"This was a fantastic course. I learned a huge amount which will benefit me greatly in terms of negotiating my daily work.”

Course Benefits

  • Write and edit reports with greater purpose
  • Approach report writing in a systematic manner
  • Organise information gathering in a time-efficient and logical manner
  • Structure documents using a hassle-free scripting process
  • Plan the report presentation to maximise impact and advertise your professionalism
  • Prepare reports to withstand hostile readings

Course Programme

  • Identifying the principles of effective report writing
  • Analysing sample reports
  • Profiling the target readerships
  • Planning and clarifying the terms of reference
  • Preparing the process: the writer, the reader and the information
  • Time managing the reporting process
  • Selecting relevant information
  • Deciding on layout and the most effective use of each report section
  • Differentiating between fact, analysis and opinion
  • Developing a reader-friendly writing style
  • Writing clear, concise sentences
  • Concluding and recommending within the agreed remit

Participants should bring reports they have written and/or those they will be expected to produce.

What's Next?
Chairing Meetings
Minute Taking

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