This one-day course will give participants the tools and skills to produce a basic report. It will help you have more confidence in your role of reporter, produce a concise and reader-friendly report that will inform, advise and feedback on matters such as operations, policy, evaluation, strategy and tasks. Participants are invited to bring along any details of a report they are currently working on – this allows for “action learning” whereby the training has real-life applicability.
Working in groups and individually this interactive course will help you learn how to:
- Elicit a clear remit
- Identify soft and hard parameters
- Plan the report / develop the structure / decide on content
- Gear reports to their audiences
- Incorporate contemporary, socially-relevant concepts
- Condense evidence
- Handle bad news
- Apply graphics
- Automate aspects of formatting
- Avoid common language errors
- Utilise appendices and references
- Create a “Report Toolbox”
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is for anyone new to report writing or with little-to-moderate experience. The trainer is happy to cover specific questions and steer the content and conversation to suit the group.
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