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Report Writing Skills training at SFPI

SDPI announces a three-day training workshop on
  Report Writing Skills
  16-18 March 2010


Reports have special requirements. If not done well, they fail to achieve the objective for which they are written. Unfortunately, report writing for many professionals remains a weak area. It is not systematically taught in academic institutions. Individuals learn these skills through self or peer teaching by hit and trial methods, which may take many years. An inadequate expertise in this skill may mean lost opportunities and difficulties in career development.This training workshop is designed to enable you tocommunicate clearly and effectively, use report structures that guide the reader through your writing and bring them to your point of view. Convince readers with reports in which the key ideas shine through.


After completion of the workshop, participants will be expected to:

·           Understand the aims and elements of effective writing.

·           Understand the essentials and components of various types reports.

·           Improve their knowledge of drafting, editing, documentation and presentation of reports.

·           Generate logical arguments through critical and creative thinking


SDPI follows participatory and experiential training approach for skill development. The session plans, besides lectures, are developed around experience-sharing, group work, practices and presentations. Based on the feedback on earlier training programmes, sessions have been planned to optimise satisfaction of the participants and achieve objectives of the workshop.Efforts are made to design such trainings according to expectations of the registered participants.

 The workshop is designed to directly involve participants, individually as well as in groups, in writing effective reports. They will have an opportunity to discuss ideas and present solutions.

 Medium of Instruction

English will be the medium of instruction for this workshop. However, an effort will be made to conduct the workshop using both English and Urdu.


Ø       What is writing

o     Myths about writing

o     How to develop writing skills


Ø       Writing Process

o      The Prewriting Stage: Planning

o     The Writing Stage: Drafting and Revising

o     The Post-writing Stage

Ø       Introduction to Report Writing

o     Purposes of a report                 


o     Classification of reports

Ø       Preparatory steps for writing reports


Ø        Plans for organizing report body


Ø       Basic divisions of a Formal Report


Ø       Some most common types of reports

o     Recommendation Reports

o     Feasibility Reports

o     Progress Reports

Ø Critiquing Major Sections of a Report


Resource person


Zill-i-Ehsanhas over 14 years of professional experience and has been associated with education, training and development for the last 10 years. Before joining the academics he worked for various business organizations where he was instrumental in the improvement of general Office Management procedures as well as implementation of Human Resource Development programs while being an active member of HR committees.

 As a training professional, Mr. Zill-i-Ehsan, has designed and conducted trainings for organizations in the Development sector as well as sectors like Telecom, Banking, Oil & Gas, FMCG’s and Education. He has also designed, conducted and coordinated trainings for some projects of United Nations and Armed Forces. He focuses on Business Communication and Presentation Skills, Project Management, Information Management, HRD, Office Computing and Management skills. At present he is working as training manager at SDPI. He has also served on the recruitment committee of SDPI and is a member of SDPI's English Editorial Board.


The training workshop will be held at SDPI or in a local hotel in Islamabad. 


09:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration fee

Organisations and individuals willing to register for the workshop should send their registration forms with a fee ofRs. 14,000per person through crossed cheques/bank-drafts/payordersin favour of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.SDPI is exempted from income tax, exemption certificate can be provided upon request. This fee will cover the cost of training material, stationery, lunches, teas, trainers’ fee, group photographs and certificates.


Ø     25% discount is available to the following:

·   Women

·        SDPI members

·   HRDN members on each nomination

·         PEP partnersmembers on each nomination

·   Students registering through their institutions

·   Other organizations registering two or more persons

Ø       Special discount for journalists

One free seat is available to nominees of Press Clubs. 25% discount will be given on additional nominations.

Registration of participants

 Please return the attached registration form to the Program Secretary, SDPI, by10March 2010at the latest via fax or mail. The institute will confirm the registration upon receipt of fee by a return fax. Please use a separate registration form for each nominee.Seats are limited; the applicants will be registered on a first come, first served basis.Bookings will close for registration if all the seats are taken up before the last date.


SDPI reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop if circumstances require. In that event, SDPI will ensure that the registered participants are informed as soon as possible. SDPI will also refund registration fees.


We do not provide boarding/lodging and pick-up/drop facilities. However, we can assist you in booking at nearby hotels or guesthouses where you pay your own bills.

Organizing agency and contact person

Sustainable Development Policy Institute is responsible for conducting the training workshop. For further details please contact:

Zulfiqar Ali
Program Secretary
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), 
20 Hill Road, Sector F-6/3, (P.O. Box2342)Islamabad,Pakistan
Tel: 051-2278134 (Ext: 205), 0346-5331441 Fax: 051-2278135
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