£90 – £126

Online Training: Reviewing Committee Reports

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£90 – £126

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This 2-hour session has been developed to provide participants with advice and guidance on how to review Committee reports

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This two-hour session has been developed to provide participants with advice and guidance on how to review Committee reports. Ideal for managers of officers who write reports, the programme would also be useful for those working within Committee Services who scrutinise formal reports.

During the session, the following areas will be covered:

  • What makes a good report?
  • How to measure a document’s readability
  • Proofing and editing including common grammar and punctuation errors
  • Providing feedback to report writers.
  • Full handouts are provided, together with copies of the PowerPoint Slides.

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Welcome (5 mins)

  • Programme objectives and overview
  • Personal introductions
  • Housekeeping

What makes a good Report? (15 mins)

  • Features of a well-written document
  • What measures can we use to assess the quality of a report?

Strategic Review (15 mins)

  • Measuring a report against its purpose
  • Typography and use of Council template

Readability and Language (45 mins)

  • Clarity and clear English language
  • How to measure the readability of a document

Proofing and Editing (20 mins)

  • Proofing tips
  • Common grammar and punctuation mistakes

Feedback Tips (15 mins)

  • Techniques for providing constructive feedback to the report author

Programme review (5 mins)

  • Key learning points
  • Feedback and evaluation
  • Close.

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for managers of officers who write reports, the programme would also be useful for those working within Committee Services who scrutinise formal reports.

Trainer

Miranda Smythe

Miranda has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations (mainly local government) to identify learning gaps, and to develop tailored, creative and relevant strategies for meeting these needs with a view of helping them meet their objectives. Miranda is also a Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) Associate Trainer and has been involved in developing bespoke programmes for Councillors including speed reading and personal safety.

In addition to her formal role, Miranda is also very involved in local community development activities, providing mental health awareness sessions for many not-for-profit organisations. She is Chair of a local homelessness charity and has been instrumental in developing and facilitating community leadership initiatives in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

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