Reports allow you to communicate key information to a selected audience. The most effective reports lead to better decision-making, strong organisational practices and increased productivity.
By equipping yourself with tried-and-tested planning, and writing techniques, you can establish standardised templates to successfully communicate a variety of information.
This Producing Effective Reports course gives you the ability to understand what your reader is looking for; the ability to plan and organise key information, and the confidence to write more effective reports.
Through hands on practical exercises and reviewing real-life examples, you will practise writing more effective reports, which will help you convey information in a more efficient way.
|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
etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London
86 Edgware Road
020 7793 4200
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