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Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to plan and structure an engaging report
  • Effectively organise information within the report
  • Discover ways of presenting data to enhance the impact of your report
  • Develop a persuasive writing style to put forward a clear, convincing case
  • Practise effective report editing techniques
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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Agenda

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09:15 - 09:45

Registration

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

Morning Break

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

Report Writing Workshop III: Presenting Data

  • A practical exercise in rewording and reordering
  • Providing feedback – a practical exercise in how to give and receive constructive, objective advice
12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45

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

 

14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

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

Venue

etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA