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Write Strong Evaluation Reports Quickly

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How to write strong evaluation reports that communicate clear findings quickly

You’ve analyzed your data, and now it’s time to write the report. For many of us, this is an arduous task, but it doesn’t have to be. A strong report increases the likelihood that your stakeholders will consider your findings and apply your recommendations. Join these communications experts to learn a step-by-step, repeatable formula to write strong reports quickly. You will get hands-on practice by working through an executive summary, and you can apply the same principles to longer reports.

 Learning objectives

  1.         – Know what a strong report looks like and common problems to avoid
  2.         – Walk through a repeatable process to create a well-thought-out report quickly
  3.         – Learn how to use a simple template that supports critical thinking


Speaker bios

Sylvia Gackle – Director, Wordsmith

Sylvia is an international business writing coach and the director of Wordsmith, a consulting company that has been helping organizations optimize their writing for over 40 years. Sylvia developed and managed several multi-element writing programs across government and regulatory bodies. These organizations were able to cut the time and cost of writing documents by nearly 50% as a result of the program. They also reported improved team effectiveness and collaboration, stakeholder engagement and buy in, and the overall strength and clarity of documents.


Ioana Scumpu – Senior Instructor and Editor, Wordsmith

Ioana has a rich background in government and private sector communications. She drafted daily briefings for the Prime Minister of Romania and his Cabinet on sensitive topics in the media before emigrating to North America. She also drafted media briefings for weekly press conference summarizing each piece of legislation discussed by Cabinet into one to two minutes. Ioana holds Masters’ degrees in Communication and Public Relations, as well as Security Studies.



Cost: CES Members – FREE | Non-Members = $25


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