Put It In Writing | Recorded Seminar

Put It In Writing

Running Time | 3h 01m

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Sharing information in the form of a report is an integral part of most workers’ daily responsibilities. Without the right information or the right delivery (both in writing and in person), a report can do more to hinder communication than support it. Many employees struggle in these areas, producing instead reports that are unorganized, wordy, overly formal or informal, and inconsistently formatted, resulting in unnecessary confusion and a loss of credibility.

Effective preparation and presentation are key to reporting. Taking the time to plan—to identify purpose, the reader, and key points—offers numerous benefits, both to your employee and your organization. Quality reports help to add focus and context to decision making, manage expectations about current and future projects, instill accountability, encourage best practices and shared learning, and solve problems objectively.

This instructor-led training event will provide your employees with the tools they need to create effective reports. This three hour-program offers workplace tips, practice activities, and more.

Key topics

  • Understanding the three most common purposes of reports.
  • How to tailor the content of a report to meet the specific needs of the audience.
  • The three basic components that form the structure of most types of reports.
  • Key ideas to highlight in reports that are intended to serve each of the three most common purposes.
  • Writing techniques that lead to clear, credible, and effective reports.
  • How to prevent the conditions that contribute to misrepresenting information.


Your employees will learn

  • How to prepare the content and structure of their report.
  • To discover the elements that make up some of the most common types of reports.
  • Techniques for making their report clear, credible, professional, and accurate.
  • To understand how to best present the content of their report.


About HRDQ-U Seminars

Send your employees to open enrollment, virtual ILT training. HRDQ-U offers a curriculum of 90+ virtual seminars, covering soft-skill performance topics from personality style to leadership, communication to change, and supervision to diversity. We cover the critical skills for your workforce. 

Each training event is 2-3 hours of learning. Participants can attend on desktop, tablet, or smart phone – at the office, at their home, or on the road. Our experienced and engaging presenters ensure attentiveness ratings and learning transfer are high. You won’t find higher quality or more cost effective training anywhere. 

Contact us for information on quantity seat discounts for 4+ employees!


Richard Head has more than 35 years of staff learning and development experience and has served in roles as director of training, executive coach, director of online learning, and director of instructional development. He led teams of course developers and trainers for a division of the American Management Association, and consulted with Association business development partners in Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, and the U.K.

Richard has spent the most recent 10 years working in training and executive coaching roles, primarily in multi-year engagements with agencies of the Federal government where he coached executives who were preparing to enter the Senior Executive Service. As an instructional designer he developed both new online training as well as conversion of instructor-led training to both online and blended classroom/online formats.

Richard holds a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in not-for-profit organization development and administration. He used that experience to help people in the for-profit world further develop their emotional and social intelligence, and to advance corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, particularly in the social domain.

His areas of expertise are communications, presentation and briefing skills, leadership, coaching and mentoring, negotiation and conflict resolution, change and transition management, interviewing and candidate selection, and business writing and grammar.

A lifelong learner, some of Richard’s strongest interests are adult and continuing education, questioning and learning mindsets, developing leadership points of view, and career and life changes. Recognizing the enormous power of the spoken word, he is interested in storytelling and the impact that common beliefs and stories have on our perceptions of the world.

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