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Overview

Public scrutiny of how organisations are responding to the current crisis is bringing renewed attention to the importance of good reporting.

This Effective Report Writing virtual course is specifically designed to help you produce excellent reports for today’s ever-changing workplace, helping you to write quickly, accurately, and clearly.

Through the use of virtual breakout rooms, work in small group to facilitate interactive report writing exercises, helping you to apply the day’s learning with fellow delegates.

Course materials and resources will be distributed online during the course of the day to support your learning.

This practical virtual course will teach you simple techniques you can use the next day to improve your written communication skills.

It focuses on helping participants produce reports that will:

  • Withstand scrutiny
  • Can be understood by multiple audiences
  • Give the reader confidence and help build your personal credibility

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Sue Calthorpe
Media & Communications Specialist

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.

She works with public and private sector organisations to help with:

  • Effective emails
  • Report writing
  • Briefings and submissions
  • Persuasive and influential writing techniques
  • Promotional writing
  • Effective complaint handling
  • Communicating complex information for non-technical readers.

Her recent clients include Legal & General, HSBC, BRIT, the Law ...

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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.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
InHouse@moderngov.com

Agenda

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09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
10:00 - 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

Workshop III: Writing

  • 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 - 13:45

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:45 - 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

Round Up and Key Takeaways

Testimonials

"This course provided an excellent understanding of how to write effectively and why it is important to do so."
Effective Report Writing Senior Engineering Specialist, Eastleigh Borough Council