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Event title

Be report writing ready

Event details

Starts
05 March 2018 10:00
Ends
05 March 2018 16:00
Venue
Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ. (view google map)
Cost
SCVO Member £100, Third sector non-member £150, Private/Public £200
Contact
Helen Swatton, Training@scvo.org.uk
Phone
0141 465 7531
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Are you struggling to write that perfect report and don’t know where to go from here?  Then attend this course to discover how writing that reader-friendly report doesn’t have to be a headache.

 Objectives

 This one day course will help give you top tips and the skills to write a report that will inform, advise and feedback on organisational operations and tasks.  Through individual and group tasks you will become confident in your role as a reporter by the end of the day.

 Content

 Whether old school or a rookie sharpen your pencil as you note the importance of identifying a report’s purpose – you will examine why, what and who…

 Ever ask who’ll be reading your reports – why not?  Knowing your audience is key to writing the perfect report that doesn’t end up at the back of the filing-cabinet!  You will discuss the importance of avoiding complicated paragraphs, too much jargon and patronising the reader.

 How often do you avoid planning…always?  You won’t ever again – see how planning releases you from wasted hours of writing and helps produce a more organised report.  The class will explore different planning methods, suitable for different minds.

A report doesn’t have to be of a grand design but it does have to be structured in a certain way … your report has to be easy to read and understand, even to someone with little knowledge of the subject area.  John Bonnar will review the most commonly used sections of a report and help you understand the importance of deciding on the content, where it’s placed and how it flows.

 Is your reader still paying attention or are they thinking what to have for lunch?  You have to make sure they’re ready to hear what you have to say – you’ll look at setting the scene and giving your findings, summary and conclusions.

 Who is the course aimed at?

 This one day course is for anyone who has to produce written reports, whether they are experienced and wish to refresh their existing skills and knowledge or are new to the role and require a basic understanding of report writing.

 Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements

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