Have you been asked prepare and construct a report, but felt out of your depth or that you didn’t communicate your outcomes effectively? This interactive session will break down the process for creating a report that conveys the correct message to your target audience along with techniques for constructing the key essence and outcomes from your project.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will:

Report Writing

  • Analyse your audience and tailor the content to their specific needs
  • Identify the different types of reports and what they are used for
  • Gather data efficiently and select the relevant information for your readers
  • Use best practice in structuring your document
  • Using appropriate writing styles and language
  • Choose words that support your message and don’t distract your reader
  • Assess the best places to use graphics, and choose the right image to support your content
  • Edit your draft for maximum impact
  • How to give and receive feedback on your work

Trainer Details

Following a career spanning 30 years as a teacher, musicians and academic, Gillian Warson decided to move into the voluntary sector. She brings a wealth of training experience having worked with learners from many backgrounds including students, offenders and those with learning difficulties. As Collaboration and Communications Officer at OCVA, Gillian has an in-depth knowledge of groups in Oxfordshire and works with networks across the sector.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session feeling more confident about your abilities to prepare a report which will be clear and informative. This session will include plenty of opportunity for practice, discussion and questions to help you develop your skills in these areas.

Who should attend?

This session is ideal for those who is responsible for preparing reports as part of their role for projects, funding or personal work development.


Thursday 2nd November 2017


Arrival at 1.15pm for tea, coffee and networking for a 1.30pm start. The session will close by 4.30pm.


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£45 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£50 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road
OX11 7NE

Short stay parking – there are two short stay car parks nearby. Orchard Centre car park (free for the first two hours and after 7pm – maximum stay 4 hours) SATNAV: OX11 7ND.  Edinburgh Drive off Didcot Broadway SATNAV: OX11 7HS

Long stay parking – next to Orchard Centre car park (just off Hitchcock Way next to Sainsbury’s) and Didcot Parkway train station.

The venue is serviced with good public transport links, more information can be found here. There are a number of other parking options in Didcot, and more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check.

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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