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A course on writing effective reports and persuasive proposals.

Workshop objectives include:

Learn the value of good written communications.

Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.

Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.

Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct

Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.


$229.90 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 15%.

PC Hire:

Or bring your own PC


1 Days


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Prices have changed from 1 March 2018. Information may change without notice.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.




Document formatting knowledge or MS Word experience. This is a computer-based course. Please let your sales representative know if you are not able to bring your own laptop with. A computer can be hired for you to use at an additional cost.

Course Outline / Curriculum

  • Course Overview
    • You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
  • The Stages of Report Writing
    • This session will introduce the four stages of report writing: investigating, planning, writing, and revising.
  • The First Stage – Investigating
    • The first step is to gather the information for your report. In this session will give participants some guidelines to ensure that what they gather is accurate.
  • The Second Stage – Planning
    • Next, participants will learn how to plan a report based on information gathered during the first stage.
  • The Third Stage – Writing 
    • This session will give participants some ways to ensure that their writing is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
  • The Fourth Stage – Revising
    • In this session, participants will learn about the importance of revision, including spelling and grammar checks.
  • Using Headings
    • This session will provide a brief introduction to organizing a report.
  • Charts and Graphs
    • Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
  • The Proposal
    • During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report. Participants will also review the ten steps to successful proposal writing.
  • Persuasion
    • This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
  • Practical Application
    • To summarize all that they have learned, participants will peer edit each others’ work.
  • Giving Credit
    • This final session will focus on documentation methods and styles.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    • At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Schedule Dates and Booking

To apply for a booking, click on the relevant "Book Now" button below.
Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start Date Branch Duration  
Fri 8 Nov 2019 Woodmead 1 Days Book Now
Fri 6 Dec 2019 Woodmead 1 Days Book Now