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Report Writing Skills Course

INTRODUCTION

Good ideas do not always get the attention that they deserve. Frequently, badly organized, wordy reports tend to hide important information, and the important messages are lost. We show participants a systematic approach to report writing so that they are able to write clear, logically structured reports in less time.

DURATION

5 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The report writing training course is designed for anyone who produces reports and needs them to be understood and acted upon.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • To use a number of easy-to-learn report-writing techniques
  • To ensure the reports are well structured, that they flow logically and look professional
  • To make the reports easier to read, and therefore to understand
  • To make essential parts of the report stand out
  • Make it easy for different readers to navigate around the report
  • To produce documents that enhance the image of both the writer and the organization

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

 Module 1:

  • Introduction to report writing
  • Why a report
  • Why are some reports ineffective?
  • Basic principles of report writing
  • Structure of business reports

Classification of reports

  • Informal
  • Formal

Systematic preparation/planning

  • Considering the purpose
  • Considering the readers
  • Considering the context
  • The writing rules

Logical structure

  • Structuring for logical flow
  • Organizing ideas
  • Balance and emphasis
  • Planning the content

Practice on writing the report

  • Accuracy, brevity and clarity
  • Tabular and graphic presentations
  • Editing the report

Module 2:

Guiding the reader

  • Constructing titles, headings and subheadings
  • Producing effective lists
  • Using visual aids and examples

Language choice

  • Using plain English
  • Being clear and concise
  • Writing accurately
  • Avoiding the passive voice

Finishing techniques

  • Professional presentation
  • Using a consistent format, style, layout
  • Writing an executive summary
  • Reproduction
  • Distribution and presentation

Report Writing Exercises

  • Group work
  • Discussion & feedback on participants' reports

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 13th May 2019.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 20-05-2019
Event End Date 24-05-2019
Cut off date 13-05-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 715077817 | +254 792516000
outreach@indepthresearch.org
Westlands, Rhapta Road
Njema Court, Suite R2

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