Effective Report Writing

This one-day workshop will give you the skills and confidence to write professional reports that both:

Writing reports is one of the most demanding tasks that we undertake at work. It is both a complicated technical skill and a subtle creative activity. The problem is that few of us have learned the essentials of this kind of writing. The techniques that we were taught at school and university are not always appropriate at work. Reports are not the same as essays or dissertations; they are different kinds of documents and must be written differently. This one-day course sets out a step-by-step process for communicating clear messages to the people who need to read them.

Who is it for?

This course is primarily designed for managers and team members who wish to boost their writing confidence and know that the documents they write will be noticed and actioned. However, it will also be of interest to anyone who wants to communicate their written ideas concisely and clearly.

Learning approach

We deliver this course via a highly interactive programme which includes discussion, group/individual exercises, games and case studies. We normally ask participants to prepare for the training by thinking of an idea for a simple report that they can work up during the session.


During this course you will learn how to:

Group size

Word Smiths training events are highly interactive events. This means our workshops work best with a group of between 10 and 15 participants – although we can of course deliver the same content in a lecture hall or as one-to-one session.

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