10:00–11:00

Mastering the Basics of Effective Reporting

63% of board members describe the papers they get as ‘weak’ or ‘poor’, and 64% say they don’t help the board conversation. And yet, report authors are rarely given feedback or shown what good looks like. This is frustrating – and a distraction from the day job offering limited value back. In this session, we’ll reveal the simple steps you can take to write a high-impact report.

This session is for you if:

  • You’re new to writing board or executive reports
  • You've not attended a Board Intelligence Effective Reporting Workshop 
  • You'd value a refresher on the principles of effective reporting

What will we cover?

  • How to obtain a clear brief for your paper
  • The perfect formula for an effective Executive summary
  • How Board Intelligence templates can help you write a robust report
  • How to write in a clear, concise & compelling way
 

14:00-15:00

The Art & Science of Decision Papers 

Great decision-making is a hallmark of a well-run organisation. But, according to Dr Thomas Chamarro Premuzic, 80% of the decisions we make daily are impulsive and irrational, and 50% of these decisions are ‘just wrong’. In this session we’ll explore what drives great decisions, and how to write a decision paper that captures the attention of your audience.

This session is for you if:

  • You're regularly tasked with writing decision papers or making/shaping decisions
  • You're keen to understand how to create a high-impact decision paper that engages your audience and drives action 

What will we cover?

  • The power of great decision-making
  • How bias and emotion influence decision-making
  • The key questions and stakeholders your report needs to consider
  • How to avoid information and decision paralysis 

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