Report Writing

Programme Objective

This Report Writing Course will give participants clear guidelines for structuring and writing business reports and a better understanding of the key skills of written communication in order to write more concisely and effectively.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the concepts of putting things into writing
  • Follow a structured but flexible approach to the preparation and completion of reports
  • Decide upon the appropriate approach, given;
  • the nature of the document
  • the target of the audience
  • the outcomes required
  • Relate the written communications model to the needs of their current job.

Programme Outline

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Objectives & Agenda
  • What is the benefit of writing reports?
  • Report writing guidelines
  • 6 Rules in report writing
  • Writing the report objective
  • How to write a report summary
  • How to undertake the report investigation
  • How to present a table of contents
  • Report writing exercises for each section of the course
  • How to present conclusions and recommendations
  • How to present the report

Programme Methodology

Pre-work, Facilitator input, Group discussion, Group exercises, Questionnaire, Video presentation, Coaching and feedback – facilitator and peer.


Target Audience

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, Admin, those who have report writing responsibilities.


1 Day

Number of Participants

Minimum 8 – maximum 12

Pre Work

Participants should bring samples of reports they have written or the types of reports they will be expected to produce in the future.