The aim of this one-day workshop is to provide you with the skills necessary to be able to write reports and proposals that will achieve your communication purpose.
Facilitator - Desirée Williamson
The contemporary workplace requires all staff to have, as a priority, excellent written communication with internal and external stakeholders, because every message you send creates a perception. The ability to write reports and proposals so that you achieve your communication objectives is a skill that enhances your professional credibility, and benefits the whole organisation.
This workshop provides you with key report and proposal writing skills which will enable you to write audience-centred documents that include the right amount of detail, express information in a clear and coherent manner, and allow informed decision-making to occur.
The workshop is designed to be practical, interactive and stimulating. In order to maximise the effectiveness of the training, we ask you to bring non-commercially sensitive samples of your workplace writing and a laptop to practise new writing skills in the workshop.
This workshop qualifies for NZTE's Capability Development Voucher Scheme.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the key components of the business writing process including audience analysis and information order
- recognise how to connect with your target audience
- write component parts of reports, proposals and business cases
- convey complex and/or technical ideas and information in appropriate language and format
- classify information, and structure and present your information to achieve your communication purpose
- use the appropriate writing style and conventions to express your ideas and acknowledge cited references using APA style
- use self-editing and proofreading techniques to improve accuracy
- evaluate samples of your own workplace writing and that of others, to gain confidence in the preparation and writing of these documents, and give relevant peer-review comments.