Conducting Formal Meetings and Report Writing Training


Enhance your professional communication skills with our “Conducting Formal Meetings and Report Writing” course. This program is designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to conduct efficient, effective meetings and craft clear, comprehensive reports. Master these crucial business practices to drive decision-making and action in any organizational context.


Through a combination of expert instruction and practical exercises, this course delves into the art and science of organizing and leading formal meetings, as well as the techniques for creating compelling and informative reports. From agenda setting to minute taking, and from data analysis to persuasive writing, you’ll gain invaluable tools to support your career growth.


This course is ideal for:

Course Outline

Effective Meeting Management

  • Preparing for formal meetings (setting objectives, creating agendas)
  • Conducting meetings efficiently (time management, facilitating discussion)
  • Techniques for remote and in-person meetings
  • Follow-up practices (action items, accountability)

Minute Taking and Documentation:

  • Best practices for taking and distributing minutes
  • Legal and ethical considerations in minute documentation

Fundamentals of Professional Report Writing:

  • Structuring and formatting reports for clarity and impact
  • Writing for different purposes (informational, analytical, persuasive)
  • Visual data representation (charts, graphs, tables)

Advanced Reporting Techniques:

  • Research methods and data analysis for report preparation
  • Tailoring reports to different audiences
  • Ensuring report accuracy and compliance with organizational standards

Communication Skills for Reporting and Meetings:

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • Handling questions and feedback effectively


By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Be proficient in leading and managing formal business meetings.
  • Have mastered the techniques of effective report writing.
  • Be able to apply these skills to enhance communication, documentation, and decision-making within their roles.
  1. Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination
  2. Implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.’

Welcome to our complete guide on Employment equity and its new 2023 amendments. Right here, we will offer you with clear and concise information about this important new EE legislation, ensuring you understand its motive, key principles, EE changes, Compliance and the obligations it imposes on employers. We will also talk the newest amendments and their impact, retaining you updated with the modern day compliance requirements.

At its core, Employment Equity aims to promote fair and equitable workplaces by addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. This Act encourages employers to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and individuals from designated groups have equal access to employment and advancement opportunities.

With the current amendments, Employment Equity has undergone essential modifications. We are going to delve into those updates, highlighting the important areas affected and the implications for employers. By understanding the amended provisions, you will be better equipped to navigate compliance necessities and ensure your employer meets its obligations. At McDowell Development Institute South Africa ( MDSA ) We believe Employment Equity should be about Transformation, Diversity, Inclusive and Equity.

In terms of the new amendment,

  1. Changes include the introduction of an Employer Equity Certificate of Compliance which companies wishing to participate in state contracts are now required to provide. Companies without an Employment Equity Certificate of Compliance will not be able to receive any points under the Management Control pillar of the B-BBEE scorecard and could be subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Management Control has traditionally been the pillar that all sectors struggle the most with.
  2. Sector-specific targets set by the Minister of Employment and Labour ostensibly after consultations with industry over the past 18 months, appear to have been more closely aligned to the BEE scorecard.

The newly amended Employment Equity (EE) Act to aid workplace transformation in SA to come into operation on 01 September 2023


Whether you’re steering a meeting or drafting a report, the skills you gain from the “Conducting Formal Meetings and Report Writing” course will significantly boost your ability to communicate effectively in professional settings. Elevate your career with these pivotal skills, ensuring your work not only meets but exceeds professional standards.

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