This three-hour programme has been developed for Councillors and Officers who would benefit from some advice and guidance on how to plan, structure and write reports.
The aim of the session is for delegates to develop confidence and skills in their writing skills and to make the whole process easier and quicker.
Some Officers may write Committee reports and these will be mentioned during the session, so all of the information will be cross-referenceable.
By the end of the session, delegates will be able to:
- Scope a report based on its objective and intended reader
- Write a structured report
- Write grammatically correct and well-punctuated text
- Review and edit their work.
The programme is highly participative and involves delegates in a wide range of activities.
Full workbooks are supplied. and these will be circulated prior to the event.
|9:45||Login and informal hellos|
Programme and personal aims
What makes a good report?
Scoping the report
Classic business report structure
Committee report templates
What goes where?
Writing Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations
|11:40||Report Writing Skills|
Clear English and language
Grammar and sentence structure
Writing in the third person
The Fog Index
|12:20||Pulling it all Together|
Reviewing, editing and proofing
|12:40||Question & Answer Session|
Key learning points
Delegate highlights and most useful tips