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Effective Report Writing

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Effective Report Writing

Please note that the English course differs slightly from the French course called Rédiger des rapports en langage clair et simple.

You have completed your audit work, but struggle with drafting a fair, balanced, and objective audit report in plain language? This course will teach you the principles of effective writing and how to communicate clear and meaningful reports.


This course is intended for auditors at all levels and other professionals who want to hone their writing skills to achieve greater impact.


This virtual course is delivered over 3 days. The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises, and break-out sessions.


January 21 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

  • Communicating in today’s world
  • Principles of effective writing

January 22 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

  • Prioritizing information
  • Increasing scannability
  • Using visuals
  • Testing readability

January 23 | 10:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

  • Crafting messages
  • Impact of tone
  • Editing process
  • Review of key concepts

This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work, in addition to instruction time.


Course hours can be submitted for continuing professional development credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.


A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of the course. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitutions will be permitted up to 10 days before the first day of the course for a fee of $50 (plus applicable tax).

CAAF reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration. Should CAAF decide to cancel a course, registrants will be notified two (2) weeks in advance and will be given the opportunity to receive a full refund or defer their enrolment to a future course offering.