Effective Report Writing
By Tim Duhamel
This course covers best practices for writing reports that support information sharing and decision-making at the management, executive and council levels. This will also cover essential skills for making presentations to council.
- Report Planning – factors that must be considered when developing a written report
- Good Report Characteristics – what characterizes a good report?
- Writing Skill Basics – having a fundamental understanding of writing skills and how to effectively utilize them is essential to quality report writing
- Report Credibility – information delivered in reports must be able to withstand scrutiny
- Reporting Style for Different Audiences – municipalities have numerous report audiences and reports can be written for departmental management, executive, Council, and public use
PD Credits: 1.5
Updated: February 1, 2023
About the Author
Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Having a fundamental understanding of writing skills and how to effectively utilize them is essential to quality report writing. Learn about report planning, good report characteristics, report credibility, and reporting style.
This course covers best practices for writing reports that support information sharing and decision-making at the management, executive and council levels. It will also cover the essential skills for making presentations to council.
Learn the required planning, research, report structure, message, audience and relevant information that must be considered when developing a written report
Learn about the seven C’s of report writing and how to incorporate them into your writing toolbox
Learn what basic skills are required to improve your report writing abilities
Learn how to ensure reports are supported with credible information and research
Learn how to analyze your audience and choose the report style appropriate for the reader