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Effective Report Writing

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Effective Report Writing

Join us for this interactive virtual classroom where you will learn the skills of effective report writing. This course will teach you:

  • the principles of effective writing;
  • how to prioritize information;
  • how to synthesize data;
  • the appropriate use of charts, tables, and photos;
  • the effective use of tone;
  • how to review and edit;
  • how to write effective summaries;
  • how to craft messages; and
  • how to write recommendations.


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


The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises and break-out sessions. Students will view the instructors as well as the presentation live on screen.

The course includes 10.5 hours of instruction that are delivered over 3 days.


Day One | 4 hours

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

Day Two | 4 hours

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

Day Three | 2.5 hours

  • 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).