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Report and Proposal Writing

GK# 8986

Course Overview


Clear, well-planned and crafted reports and proposals get better results. In many ways, they also communicate the strengths of the enterprise, not only in the words chosen, but the very structure and organization of the document. Whether you are trying to respond to a business opportunity, communicate progress on an important project or share your ideas with others, the structure, style and expression of your report or proposal can be a major factor in achieving your goals.

Report and Proposal Writing is designed to provide individuals with the skills they need to improve the planning, structuring and formatting of formal and informal reports and proposals.


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What You'll Learn

  • Identify the value of different types of reports and proposals, and explore common problems found with them
  • Identify the prime objectives and outcomes of your report or proposal
  • Analyze your intended audience in terms of knowledge, needs and attitudes
  • Map out preliminary content, and identify and develop solutions for obstacles
  • Structure the opening, body and summary of your report or proposal
  • Develop an executive summary
  • Illustrate data, statistics and information
  • Use effective grammatical structure and write in a clear, concise manner
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Edit your documents using an editing checklist
  • Structure and write letters and mini-reports and proposals
  • Properly package your report or proposal


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Classroom Live Outline

1. The Process of Understanding

  • Model Summary

2. Planning Reports and Proposals

  • Developing a Report or Proposal Process
  • Setting a Communication Objective
  • Analyzing Your Audience
  • Planning Content, Language, and Style
  • Communication Planning Guide

3. Structuring Reports and Proposals

  • Basic Structuring Model
  • Opening
  • Body
  • Summary
  • Other Applications of the Structuring Model
  • Sample Letter: Alba Tech
  • Sample Report Formats

4. Review of Business Writing Skills

  • Grammatical Structure
  • Clarity and Conciseness
  • Facts vs. Opinions

5. Editing Your Report

  • General Guidelines for Editing
  • Five C's of Business Writing
  • Editing Checklist

6. Packaging and Presenting Your Report

  • Packaging Elements
  • Presenting Your Report

7. Wrap Up

  • Workshop Summary
  • Course Evaluation

8. Using Illustrations

  • Types of Illustrations



Prework for this course should be completed one week in advance and brought to class.

Who Should Attend


Anyone who wants to develop or improve their report or proposal writing skills

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

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