Report writing and Presentation Skills Training

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

Program Objective

By the end of these sessions, delegates will be able to:

Understand systematic approach to report writing so that they can write better reports in less time and understand the requirements for preparation of effective proposals and tenders

Participants will see how to:

  • use a number of easy-to-learn report-writing techniques
  • ensure their reports are well structured, that they flow logically and look professional
  • make their reports easier to read, and therefore to understand
  • make essential parts of the report stand out
  • make it easy for different readers to navigate around the report
  • produce documents that enhance the image of both the writer and the organization
  • Develop effective and proposals for research, training and consultancy
  • Establish the purpose of their reports
  • Apply a recognized and helpful report writing structure
  • Organize materials for their reports logically
  • Present the information clearly and logically
  • Review and address the challenges facing them in ensuring that they produce informative, actionable and effective reports

Course Content

  • Systematic preparation/planning
  • Logical structure
  • Guiding the reader
  • Language choice
  • Finishing techniques
  • What they need to know before preparing the specification
  • How to plan the process to ensure it meets the required time frame and is fair and within bounds of probity
  • What clients look for
  • Practical session on Report writing
  • What is a report?
  • Classification of reports
    • Informal
    • Formal
  • Preparation for report writing
    • Terms of reference
    • Leadership
    • Gathering information
  • Planning the structure
    • Varieties structure
    • Grouping and sequence of information
    • Appendices and illustrations
  • Practice on writing the report
    • Accuracy, brevity and clarity
    • Tabular and graphic presentation
    • Editing the draft
  • Issuing the report
    • Format and style
    • Reproduction
    • Distribution and Presentation
  • Critique of existing reports - on a case study
  • Evaluation of Reports
  • Video on report writing

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016
Duration: 
2 Days
Time: 
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: 
Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Your Investment: 
Ksh. 42,500 + VAT Per Participant / $500 USD
Your investment includes: 
Facilitation fees, learning materials, certificate, meals and refreshments