Advanced Report Writing
Our Advanced Report Writing course takes you through every stage from planning and structuring through to writing and presenting, and by the end of the course you will be a much more confident report writer. We show participants a systematic approach to report writing so that they are able to write clear, logically structured reports in less time.
An advanced business report is a powerful communication tool. This immersive advanced report writing course aims at the following:
Learning how to apply timeless report-writing principles to any scenario. Whether you write annual reports or board reports, leadership reports or marketing reports, operational reports or business submissions, your audience is pressed for time. They need to know the key points quickly.
Learning to craft each report around a concise high-level message, supported by logically ordered support points.
Learning how to decide how little or how much technical detail to include, what to do about business jargon, and what to do when new facts are forced to change the report angle.
By the end of this course, the participants should be able to:
Plan their reports using the essential planning tools covered.
Organize their thinking into a clear, logical structure before beginning to write.
Write a clear, focused executive summary before starting on the report body.
Write the report body in line with the stated objectives.
Review for logical style and flow, plain English usage and correct style.
3. 1 Planning
The main planning tools (objectives, audience, context and constraints); establishing the focus of the report.
Brainstorming the support points; putting the ideas into order; creating content hierarchies that help readers navigate the document.
3.3 Writing executive summary
Writing an executive summary with the key components; setting up the body of the document.
3.4 Writing report body
Logical argumentation styles (inductive, deductive, proof); the three elements of persuasion (logic, emotion, credibility); what to write at the end.
The four stages of review:
Double-checking for content.
Keeping a clear, navigable structure.
Checking for plain English usage.
Proofreading for style, grammar and formatting.
Aimed at mid-career or senior professionals who need to write balanced and thorough reports, either to persuade, inform or request an outcome.
It assumes good skills in written English, with an understanding of linguistic terms and business processes.
In-person, learning methods include open discussions, group exercises and individual response to mini tests throughout the day.
Several of the exercises are intended for the participants to plan, organize and draft elements of an actual report they are working on (or a fictional exercise).
Duration: 3 days
Time: 09:00 - 16:00 pm
Dr. Nabaz is an executive director of a non-profit organization AWA Organization for Sustainable Development. In addition, he is a private sector development specialist at the World Bank and an open-ended consultant for UNDP and GIZ.
Dr. Nabaz is an Engineering Economist has a PhD degree in Economics from Swiss Management University (Zurich, Switzerland). He has another PhD in IT Engineering from Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea). He was a Vice President for Academic Affairs, Knowledge University, and the Head of Economics Department at University of Kurdistan Hewler. He was also worked as a faculty of business in University of Liverpool in the UK.
Must be made 5 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.
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