England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Democracy, devolution and governance, Personal and organisational development

Preparing reports for committees and cabinet



Enhance your report writing skills and develop the confidence to write clear, concise, and impactful reports for committees and cabinet. Apply structured frameworks and techniques to ensure your reports are well-organised and easy to navigate. Craft compelling arguments and recommendations supported by evidence and data.  Each section of the training will include informal writing practice so that you learn and practice throughout the session.

Key outcomes

  • Plan, structure and write a formal report
  • Identify what goes where within the document
  • Ensure that reports comply with the Council’s Committee/Cabinet report template, policies and legal requirements
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Use grammar and punctuation accurately
  • Proof and edit their work.

Who should attend

Managers and officers who want to develop and improve their report writing skills to the next level.

Your LGIU Trainer

Miranda Smythe has 30 years of experience helping organisations (mainly local governments) identify learning gaps and develop tailored, creative strategies to address their goals. Miranda is also involved in local community development activities and provides mental health awareness sessions for many not-for-profit organisations. She is chair of a local homelessness charity and has been instrumental in developing and facilitating community leadership initiatives in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

What others are saying about LGIU training

“My internal organisational development team recommended that I take this course on chairing and wow! The content was excellent, the pace of the session was good, and there was just the right amount of break-out discussion. Miranda was brilliant and clearly very experienced and knowledgeable.”

– Breigh, from Northumberland