In this workshop, participants review writing style and explore their own municipal template. We’ll review two techniques for organizing documents. And you will learn proofreading techniques and how to ensure your reports meet the requirements of your clerks department.
The objective of this workshop is to ensure the report writing skills of the staff of a municipal organization meet the needs of their Councillors.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Any person who must write or edit reports for the Council of their municipality
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
- Ensure your writing style meets today’s plain language requirements
- Use proven techniques to speed up the writing process
- Understand the needs and expectations of Council
- Maintain reader interest and focus through clear, concise sentences
- Use the organization’s report template to increase the effectiveness and impact of your recommendations
Writing in Today’s World
- How academic and business writing differ
- What today’s readers want
- 6 steps for successful writing
- Analyzing what councillors want/need
- Brainstorming to avoid writer’s block
- 7 rules for clarity and conciseness
- How to use the readability stats feature on computers
- 3 most common errors to avoid
The Municipal Template
- Do’s and don’ts
- Supporting exercises
- Organizing thoughts effectively
- Ensuring ideas support recommendations effectively
- CAPS technique for introductory paragraphs
METHODS TO BE USED
Participants will be actively involved in exercises and activities designed to improve their understanding of the organization’s template and to improve their writing skills.
The facilitator will work with the client before the session to review their template and to explore any concerns regarding current writing styles.
Course Code: WSJ707