MRW/Effective Report Writing Skills for Supervisors and Managers (17th – 19th February; 18th – 20th May; 6th – 8th July; 4th – 6th November, 2020

Writing a report to communicate information within and outside the organization is very critical in informing and persuading people as well as initiate change. A well-structured report that has clear objectives will get more attention and is more likely to produce the intended results. However, a badly written report risks remaining unread and its objectives not being reached. Apart from the structure, effective language usage is important in report writing. Badly constructed sentences which are disjointed and muddled will create a poor impression. A badly produced report with spelling mistakes and poor punctuation will give a different meaning and is likely to be ignored by people who matter and may also undermine the credibility of the author. However, a carefully written report or sales proposal with the appropriate and correct grammar usage may result in your advice or recommendations being translated into action or result in several thousands of cedis worth of business. This three-day intensive programme will provide participants with the technical skills and personal tools to write effective reports. It will also let participants appreciate the importance of English grammar and phraseology to avoid errors. The training format is highly interactive.

Course Objectives
  • The program aims at enhancing participants’ ability to write clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
Course Benefits

At the end of the program, participants will be able to structure and organize clearly written and effective reports that will enable them address the relevant issues, reach conclusions and provide sufficient information for the reader to make informed decisions

Course Content
  • What is a report?
  • Types of reports
  • Sections of a report
  • Steps in writing report
  • Getting the style right for report writing
  • Basic Grammar and Phraseology

– Understanding syntax

– Words and their usage

– Avoiding common errors and spelling correctly

– Punctuating correctly

– Writing effective sentences

– Accuracy of expressions

  • Writing Specific Reports

– Writing an incident/investigative/inquiry report

– Writing a business letter

– Writing a management report

– Writing minutes of a meeting

– Writing a memo

  • Practical Exercises

Duration: Three (3) Days

Fees: One Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,680.00) per participant

Venue: Central Hotel
Who Should Attend

All Supervisors, Officers, Managers and anyone whose role entails writing reports