Course duration: 1 day
Managers often have to make major decisions in consultation with shareholders, colleagues, other agencies and their customers. A report is frequently the foundation for those decisions, and yet many people struggle to write them well.The results are often long-winded, densely written and confusing; or short terse documents which lack detail and recommendations.
This Report Writing course helps delegates to write a report that is easily readable, well laid-out with the relevant information, whilst presenting choices to the reader clearly and succinctly.
We can adapt the examples used to suit the 'house style' of the organisation, and the day is run as a workshop, where delegates put the training into practice on a report they currently need to write for work.
Purposes and styles of report. Whilst seemingly obvious, the purpose of a report is often overlooked and/or misunderstood. This session assists with how to decide upon purpose and how this will impact the style of the report.
Problems of written communication. Common pitfalls of written communication and the perception of others. The importance of knowing your audience is examined and how to best disseminate information to them.
Report structure. Exploring some classic report structures and layouts. Gathering facts and information, and 'pruning' the results to ensure that the report has an appropriate quantity and quality of content.
Style of writing. The use of language including plain English and setting the right tone. The utilisation of passive and active voice, persuasive writing and how to command interest, engage with your audience.
What next? Delegates are encouraged to capture and share what they have learned on the day, and how they can apply this upon return to the workplace.
Anyone who has to write a report for their workplace.
If you would like more information on our Report Writing Course, please contact us.
I thought the training day was very informative and practical. A good mix of teaching and group exercises and I found the scenarios extremely helpful.Oxfordshire County Council
Course content quite often needs to be modified and adapted to ensure that it is relevant and suitable according to your circumstances, we welcome this and have a wealth of experience designing training and coaching to meet our customer's individual needs.