6 hours CPD

Technical report writing is a vital component of an engineer’s job.

This virtual course will show you how to write clear and concise reports so your readers can make informed decisions.

If you want to write reports with greater clarity, this is the course for you.

Through discussion and revising writing samples, participants will explore how to write clear and concise reports that influence and inform the reader.

This course is designed to give participants valuable guidance for writing effective technical reports that serve their purpose. Find out how to plan and prepare for reports to save time rewriting.

Participants are requested to have on hand a written sample of their report writing to the presentation for self-editing and analysis.

Learning Objectives Include

  • Explore how to prepare and plan for writing reports that achieve their aims
  • Structure your report writing for clarity and efficiency
  • Engage and build trust with your readers
  • Present technical information for non-technical readers
  • Select and use appropriate sections in your report
  • Explore how to format your report for clarity
  • Practice writing in plain English in your report writing
  • Identify common errors in writing to avoid pitfalls
  • Select and use appropriate wording for your readers
  • Choose and use diagrams, tables, lists, and pictures in your report writing
  • Self-edit and proofread your report for greater clarity

This Course Is For

This course is designed for all engineering and technical professionals at any level wishing to write reports with clarity and efficiency. The course will focus on how to write in plain English for greater clarity.

Course format

This course is a virtual and live 5.5-hour course. Concepts of effective writing are explained, then applied through case studies and discussions. Real-time interactions such as group activities, polls and Q&As will allow you to connect and ask questions throughout the course. Participants will be given time to self-edit their writing report sample and ask questions of the presenter.

Presenter information

As director of KiwiBoss, employment lawyer Julia Shallcrass develops leaders to improve their communication and management skills. Julia is a practical and engaging presenter with expertise in training technical professionals on report writing. She focuses on training that creates high-performing workplaces. A published writer, she has written feature articles for NZLawyer and is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.