ZOOM MEETINGS & OFFLINE STUDY
22 FEBRUARY - 22 MARCH 2023
MAXIMUM NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: 10
This practical course will teach you how to create reports that lead to action and support good project decision-making. You will learn a process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stress and lead to writing that has greater impact.
Through a combination of coached, live sessions on Zoom and self-study (downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials) you will learn how to:
- Set reporting objectives and select the most appropriate data collection methods
- Analyse data and draw conclusions / identify lessons learned
- Plan your writing around the report objectives and reader's needs
- Organise your ideas in a logical, persuasive way
- Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert
The course addresses the challenges faced by development professionals in reporting and professional writing in a way that allows for maximum practical work. While you will get all the theory you need, you will learn the
steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the
course is over so that:
- You will always know what to do each time you report
- Your reports will be actionable - contributing to better managed, more responsive projects and better results
- Your reports will take less time and be of higher quality
HOW IT WORKS
LIVE SESSIONS & OFF-LINE STUDY
This is combination of live meetings conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study.
As soon as you sign up you get immediate, lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials.
There are five weekly live meetings over the course period, to give you enough time to apply the learning to your own project concept while still managing your regular work. Each Wednesday, (see the curriculum below for exact dates), we meet live at 09:00 UTC for around 60 minutes to review / preview and deal with questions. Between meetings you work through the materials and tasks (videos and exercises) and share work in progress. You can see current UTC time here.
PERSONAL WORK REVIEW
When the course is completed you are given 10 days to submit your own report for personal feedback.
After the course is completed you will be issued your certificate.
“Thanks for going through my report and all the recommendations. I really enjoyed the report analysis you did. My report writing will never be the same again.” - Robson Vambe, TechnoServe, Zimbabwe
StartREPORTING SKILLS OBJECTIVES (1:53)
StartSETTING OBJECTIVES & PLANNING FOR DATA COLLECTION (5:34)
StartRESPONSIBILITIES OF THE REPORTER (1:31)
StartTHE FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION (8:05)
StartWORKING WITH TEMPLATES (2:48)
PreviewDECONSTRUCTING EVALUATIONS (12:42)
StartDECONSTRUCTING MONITORING REPORTS (4:34)
StartMEASURING CLARITY: THE FOG INDEX (20:51)
StartTOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 1 (8:01)
StartTOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 2 (9:13)
StartTOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 3 (9:38)
PreviewWHAT WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR (1:33)
StartSOLUTIONS TO TASKS & EXERCISES
StartCHECK IN & SUGGESTED ACTIVITY
"I have started to apply the skills I gained from the online training almost immediately. I found the course to be highly relevant and eye-opening. I would recommend the course to anyone who has to prepare written reports in their work." - Haifa Naeem, Consultant, Anti-Corruption Commission, Maldives
"I've never experienced a course like ELD before. It's amazing, effective and enhanced my English writing." - Nazrul Islam, District Facilitator, UNDP Bangladesh
course was engaging and relevant. Neil was able to deliver the
course in a manner that was simple and easy to understand."
- Yvonne Manase, Public Health Cosultant, Zimbabwe
"I've learnt what I needed. I have a better understanding of the principles of professional writing and the writing process. I have been able to apply the learned skills to my writing and I appreciate the change. If I had had it earlier, I would have written better reports!" - Florence Naluyinda-Kitabire, Public Health Consultant, Uganda
COMBINES FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS WITH FLEXIBLE OFF-LINE STUDY
LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL TRAINING MATERIALS AND VIDEOS
POST-COURSE PERSONAL FEEDBACK
Materials used in connection with this course are subject to copyright protection. Materials may include, but are not limited to: documents, slides, images, audio, and video. Materials in this course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course, for purposes associated with this course, and may not be retained except for personal reference. Unauthorized retention, duplication, distribution, or modification of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited by law. For more information, visit the UNT Policy Office or Copyright.gov.