Stumbling blocks for report writers

Your particular pathway to working in local government may present some specific challenges when you start writing council reports. Here are some examples and potential solutions. 1.    Passionate people working in the community development space may...

Workshop notes

In this article I share a trick to help you with presentations, list some resources to help staff write quality reports, reflect on the value of getting the first draft done, and mention an excellent book for people developing workplace training These notes are all...

Thinking like a councillor

We all speak, write and make decisions based on our own experience – and we tend to walk around assuming everyone sees the world pretty much as we do. It can be kind of shocking to realise how different other people’s perspectives and values can be. That’s why we need...
Your guide to writing effective council reports

Your guide to writing effective council reports

This report writing guide will help you to write reports that stand out for their clear storyline and high quality writing style. Here’s what it covers. Story structure Part One shows you how to apply story structure in your report. It takes the Three Little Pigs...