REPORTING SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING IN RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT CONTEXTS

ZOOM TRAINING: 21 AUGUST - 18 SEPTEMBER 2024

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REPORTING SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING IN RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT WORK

Effective reports are essential in any project M&E system. This course equips you with the practical tools and skills you need to produce reports that:

  • Lead to action.
  • Support informed project decision-making.
  • Help steer projects towards measurable results for communities.

This training is for anyone in working in relief, humanitarian or development contexts who is involved with data collection, analysis or reporting. You will learn a step-by-step process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stress, and ensure your reports have more impact. Gain the expertise to:

  • SET REPORTING OBJECTIVES: Learn how to define clear reporting objectives by understanding the reader’s expectations. Understand how to deconstruct the report template / TOR so you can manage complex reports and team reporting efforts.
  • GET TO GRIPS WITH DATA: Learn how to select the most effective data collection methods for your project M&E. Unlock your ability to identify holistic insights and draw meaningful conclusions, revealing the stories behind the numbers.
  • PLAN & ORGANIZE YOUR WRITING: Learn an innovative approach to writing that allows you to build your writing around its objectives and plan, draft and organize your ideas persuasively for maximum impact and engagement. Learn the power of clear communication and techniques to keep your readers interested and alert.

COURSE PROCESS

Our course is designed to fit into your schedule, enabling effective learning and application of knowledge. This is a combination of dynamic live sessions conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study. Here's what you can expect:

  • DYNAMIC LIVE SESSIONS: Engage in five interactive weekly live sessions conducted via Zoom (and recorded for future reference), where expert instructor Neil Kendrick will guide you through the learning process. Each week we meet live for around 60 minutes to discuss the application of the tools and explore any questions.
  • FLEXIBLE SELF-STUDY: Work through video presentations and tasks at your own pace between meetings.
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING: Short quizzes at the end of each module let you test your knowledge and help you reflect deeper on the learning points.
  • DISCUSSION SPACES: At the end of each module, leave reflections and questions in the Check In sections for discussion or for the next meeting.
  • DEDICATED SUPPORT: Dedicated support is available throughout the course duration for any technical issues or additional questions.
  • PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK: After completing the course, you'll have the opportunity to submit a report for personalized feedback. We will provide valuable insights to help you refine your skills and achieve greater impact.
  • CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate recognizing your expertise in Reporting Skills and Professional Writing.

MEETING SCHEDULE

  • Meeting 1: Wednesday 21 August 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday 28 August 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 3: Wednesday 4 September 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 4: Wednesday 11 September 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC
  • Meeting 5: Wednesday 18 September 2024 10.00 - 11.00 UTC

You can see current UTC time here.

Assignment deadline for feedback: 30 September 2024

COURSE CURRICULUM



Your Instructor


Neil Kendrick
Neil Kendrick

Leading ELD Training with over 25 years of experience, Neil Kendrick from the UK specializes in Professional Writing, Reporting Skills, Proposal Writing, Results-Based Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation. He has trained professionals from hundreds of organizations in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.


"I've never experienced a course like ELD before. It's amazing, effective and enhanced my English writing."

Nazrul Islam, District Facilitator, UNDP Bangladesh

"I have started to apply the skills from the online training almost immediately. The course was highly relevant and eye-opening. I recommend the course to anyone who has to prepare written reports in their work."

Haifa Naeem, Consultant, Anti-Corruption Commission, Maldives

"The course was engaging and relevant. Neil delivers the course in a way that is simple and easy to understand."

Yvonne Manase, Public Health Cosultant, Zimbabwe

“Thanks for going through my report and all the feedback and suggestions. My report writing will never be the same again.”

Robson Vambe, TechnoServe, Zimbabwe

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course dates are in the description above. There you will see the dates for the weekly live meetings, as well as the deadline for the post-training assignment.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is the course process?
On the scheduled dates we meet each week for around one hour to discuss the topics and respond to questions. Between meetings you can work through the course materials at your own pace. At the end of each module there is a space for leaving reflections and questions for the next meeting. After the final meeting you have an extra period to prepare your assignment for personal feedback.
How much time do I need per week?
It will vary - but, on average, expect around 3 - 5 hours commitment per week: one hour per week for the live meeting, and the rest for personal study.
What happens if I miss a meeting?
Missing a meeting isn't a problem. All meetings are recorded and, if you are unexpectedly busy with other work or in the field, you can download to watch later. At the end of each module inside the course there is a place for sharing reflections and questions. So, even if you can't attend a particular meeting, we will still discuss your comments and questions.
What's involved in the follow-up assignment?
The follow-up assignment gives you a chance to apply what you have learned more deeply. You are given a fixed time to develop your own work. (The assignment varies depending on the nature of the course.) Although optional, this is a powerful way to get one-to-one insights on your strengths and areas for further improvement.
What support is available during the course?
Dedicated support is available throughout the course duration for any technical issues or additional questions.
I'm not sure I have enough time ...
These courses are designed to maximize their impact while allowing you to manage your other work. You need just one hour a week for the live meetings. Self-study can be done whenever you have a few minutes free. So if not now - when?
Why are there two different fees?
We understand that different organizations have different financial capabilities, especially in the relief and humanitarian sector. To ensure our training is accessible to all, we offer a two-tiered pricing system based on an honesty basis. We trust you to select the pricing tier that best reflects your organization's budget. This approach allows us to support those who need it most while maintaining our commitment to quality and sustainability.

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