Report Writing for Informed Decision Making

In person
Tuesday, 30 July, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007

$580.00 (plus GST)

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This course explains the importance of well-written reports to Council that support informed decision-making and contribute to a transparent and accountable Local Government.

Through practical examples and exercises, Local Government Officers will gain insight into the structure and content of Council reports, honing their plain language communication skills. 

The primary focus is on delivering clear, concise, and effective reports for the benefit of Council Members and the community. 

Target Audience

Local Government Officers seeking to develop report writing capabilities in preparing comprehensive, balanced and professional reports and recommendations that underpin informed decision making at Council and Committee meetings. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of Council and the importance of informed decision making;
  • Recognise the purpose of agenda, minutes, and reports in contributing to good governance;
  • Familiarise themselves with the principles and legislative framework governing reports to Council including requirements for confidentiality, privacy, privilege, ethics, objectivity, and conflicts of interest;
  • Develop a practical understanding of the essential components of an effective report;
  • Learn to write a comprehensive, balanced, and professional report;
  • Improve planning and writing skills for successful execution. 

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Tuesday, 30 Jul 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST)

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Monday, 28 Oct 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$580.00 (plus GST)

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