Excellence in Annual Reporting

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Submitting an annual report to parliament, shareholders or stakeholders is a yearly obligation. The report is a complex document and necessarily involves input from several areas of an organisation. Most often, its development and completion are onerous, thankless and stressful tasks that few enjoy. However, this need not be the case. If a few basic principles and some planning are applied, producing annual reports can be a straightforward and creditable accounting of an organisation’s performance.

This course is based heavily on the current PSC guidelines and is most relevant to WA public sector employees.

Course Content

  • what to consider before starting the report
  • how to incorporate key stakeholder views into the process
  • what constitutes best practice reporting
  • how to make your annual report outstanding

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • identify and interpret standard requirements (e.g. PSC Guidelines)
  • understand best practice principles for annual reporting (e.g. accountability, accessibility and availability)
  • create a noteworthy report by fulfilling requirements and applying key principles
  • complete the annual reporting cycle with a smile, rather than a frown!

Benefits to your organisation

  • introduction of best practice into their annual reporting of performance
  • more effective annual reporting

Benefits to you

  • greater confidence in taking on annual reporting projects
  • more enjoyable experience working on annual reports