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Overview

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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

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

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 - 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

Venue

etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA