Do you need to:
- Write reports with value rather than volume?
- Condense lengthy documents into a short summary?
- Make yourself understood to a wide range of readers with varying levels of knowledge and need from the documents you write?
Effective Report Writing is designed to help you produce excellent reports for today’s demanding workplace, helping you to write quickly, accurately and clearly.
This practical course will teach you simple techniques you can use the next day to improve your written communications skills.
It focuses on helping participants produce reports that:
- Withstand scrutiny
- Can be understood by multiple audiences
- Give the reader confidence and help build your personal credibility
|Blog: Q & A with Sue Calthorpe on Effective Report Writing
|Ahead of our upcoming Effective Report Writing course, we spoke to communications specialist Susan Calthorpe. She trains many high-profile private and public sector organisations to enhance their communications skills through writing reports and official documents. Susan works with organisations and individuals to improve their written communications skills. She worked as a regional and national newspaper journalist before setting up a full-service communications company, now established for 30 years.
Her recent clients include Legal & General, HSBC, BRIT, the Law Society, the Civil Aviation Authority, Express Medicals Ltd, the Intellectual Property Office and the Office for National Statistics.She has also worked with many government departments and has recently undertaken particular projects with the Home Office, HMRC, HMT, MOD, DfID, the FCO, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Insolvency Service.
Read our Q & A blog here: Q & A with Sue Calthorpe on Effective Report Writing
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:30
The Basics of Effective Report Writing
- Understanding the reader
- The POWER principles
- Producing a hierarchy of information for different readers
10:30 - 11:15
Report Writing Workshop I: Planning
- Discover planning tools and frameworks
- Develop techniques to help you identify relevant purpose and content
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:15
Report Writing Workshop II: Organising Information
- Understand how to group different types of information
- Learn how to effectively present information
- Discuss reading patterns on paper and on screen to decide on the best layout for your work
- Gain best practice techniques to focus on value not volume of information
12:15 - 12:45
Workshop III: Writing
- A practical exercise in rewording and reordering
- Providing feedback – a practical exercise in how to give and receive constructive, objective advice
13:30 - 16:00
Report Writing Workshop IV: Editing Reports
- Learn the most effective and ruthless editing techniques
- Using real life materials, delegates will edit a document and create an effective summary
Report Writing Workshop V: Reviewing Real-Life Materials
- To embed today’s learning, participants will review real-life reports to quality assure them using some criteria discussed during the day’s course
16:00 - 16:15
Feedback, Evaluation and Close
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