Reports that Work

Good decisions come from good reports. The best reports demonstrate the writer’s command of both material and medium. They demand respect and achieve an appropriate, positive response.

This effective workshop guides you through the fundamental skills needed for planning, structuring, writing and checking your reports. You will work in groups, on discussions, exercises and interactive games. Throughout the course you will work on a case study, putting the skills you pick up into practice immediately.

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs to write reports at work.


  • Write reports which are clear, well-structured and convincing
  • Be able to edit your own reports and save yourself time
  • Project a more professional image through your report writing

Course Outline


  • What is a report?     
  • Routine and non-routine reports
  • Types of non-routine reports 

The Structure and Organisation of a Report

  • Structuring your report
  • Organising your material
  • Deciding what to include in each section

Writing a Report

  • Including a table of contents
  • Writing facts
  • Coming to the right conclusions
  • Making recommendations
  • Writing a summary

Making it Readable

  • The 5 Cs of report writing
  • Using Plain English
  • Avoiding redundancy
  • Making your report cohesive and coherent

Presenting Data

  • Presenting information clearly
  • Using and selecting diagrams

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2018
March 15-16 June 28-29 August 6-7
October 18-19 December 13-14  

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $908.43 (including GST)