Effective and Creative Report Writing (1 day)
Getting the right things done
- 29 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Registration and course fees
Registration and payment deadline: 22 May 2013. Early bird fee available for payment until 29 March 2013.
Early bird fee / Full fee :
10% discount for returning students (within 12 months since the last course) or additional course participants from same organisation.
Click here to download the course leaflet (PDF format)
Successful writers are able to communicate effectively with their readers, be it office colleagues, supervisors, beneficiaries, partners, donors or the media. The quality of written reports has an impact on how programmes and projects are perceived both internally and externally. A report writer’s capacity to identify what is important and to flag issues of concern, while remaining short and concise, is essential to producing an influential report.
Writing skills can be learned. It requires a strategic approach: You need to carefully plan, identify what the objectives of your document are, select an appropriate structure and format for the text, ensure quality control and good time management to deliver the document on time.
This course provides you with core knowledge, practical skills and tools to facilitate writing and to prepare you to plan writing tasks ahead. Emphasis is placed on “action learning” and the course features presentations, structured learning experiences, facilitated discussions, individual and group activities..
Who should attend
Staff members and managers involved in writing documents and reports for internal and external use.
On this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand why writing skills are important to the success of an organization
- Identify the main challenges associated with effective writing
- Identify the key elements and criteria of a quality report
- Learn how to outline and structure a text
- Identify how to select photos for a text and to write captions
- Practice preparing a presentation
- Learn about quality control
Why Writing Skills are Important for the Success of an Organisation
Review and Analysis of Sample Reports
Photos and Captions
Better Presentations for Public Speaking
Ensuring Quality Control
Wrap-up and follow-up