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IIA NZ Report Writing for Internal Auditors

24 September 2024
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Delivery Method

IIA NZ Business Writing Essentials - Part 1

Open to IIA NZ members and non-members

Delivered for IIA NZ by New Zealand's leading plain language consultancy, Write Limited

Course Description

Writing a readable, actionable report is essential when you need to state your case, gain support, enable people to make informed, logical decisions, or inform people of progress and challenges.

Clear, effective reports help improve outcomes. Unclear reports waste time and effort: yours and your readers.

In this practical, interactive workshop, you'll learn how to identify the heart of your report and focus your reader's attention on it.

You'll also learn how to structure your report to lead your reader through your writing in a logical way and draw them to key content. You'll master the art of writing clear recommendations and useful executive summaries.

We'll show you the essential parts of the writing process and how to write faster. And give you useful 'hacks' that will help you write reports that are clear, crisp, and persuasive.

Course Benefits

Attend this workshop to:

  • improve the quality of thinking and writing in your reports
  • enhance your ability to create persuasive content with a strong logical foundation
  • create clear, crisp summaries that explain the key issues
  • simplify the planning process for large documents and achieve desired outcomes
  • engage in hands-on exercises and group activities that apply workshop techniques to real-world scenarios.

Take away:

  • a comprehensive workbook for future reference
This workshop is designed for experienced auditors who want to refresh - and sharpen - their skills, and as a report-writing bootcamp for auditors with less report-writing experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your writing abilities and advance your career.

Course Outline:

Understand your readers

  • Learn to empathise with your readers' perspectives.
  • Identify the purpose of your writing and tailor your message accordingly.

Follow the writing process

  • Discover a structured writing process to maximise your efficiency.
  • Understand the key steps involved in effective document creation.
  • Get practical tips on how to review, proof, and give feedback.

Create reader-focused structures

  • Craft documents with a clear and engaging structure that guides the reader.
  • Structure and write effective executive summaries, and clear recommendations.
  • Organise your content for maximum impact.

Craft effective headings

  • Learn to create headings that convey your key messages.
  • Make your documents more scannable and reader friendly.
  • Consider adding short summaries at the start of long sections.

Choose precise and familiar words

  • Enhance your writing with precise and commonly understood language.
  • Avoid jargon and ambiguity to ensure clarity.

Write clear and engaging sentences

  • Develop the skill to compose well-structured, reader-friendly sentences.
  • Ensure that your writing flows smoothly and is a pleasure to read.

Registration cost: $695.00 + GST, per person.

Please note we require a minimum of 5 attendees for this workshop to go ahead.

Registrations are open and will close Monday 16 September 2024.

Open to IIA NZ members and non-members.

IIA NZ Event Overview and Refund Policy: https://iianz.org.nz/Site/terms-and-conditions.aspx

IIA NZ Member: Attending online
Non-member: Attending online
All prices exclude GST

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