Writing reports is a difficult task. A report is a short, sharp, concise document which is written for a particular purpose and audience. It generally sets out and analyses a situation or problem, often making recommendations for future action.

A training on Report Writing was held at the office of the Public Service Commission (PSC) for a period of two weeks. Initially the training was planned for one week but due to the high number of participants who were in demand of this particular training as well as the space for venue, training nominees were divided into two separate groups. The first group was held from Mon 10th Sep – Wed 12th Sep 2018 and the second was on Mon 17th Sep – Wed 19th Sep 2018 at the PSC office Conference room.

Forty-one participants invited from Government Ministries and State-Owned Enterprises were trained and capacity built on how to write and conduct efficient and effective reports with key themes including:

  • Techniques on how to connect with audiences when writing reports.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on report writing process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on different types of report structure.
  • To produce a well written report.

The caliber of participants that attended the training included those at officers’ level as well as senior staff members and one principal who were equipped with skill sets on how to conduct, write and create a well written report. Reflection of learning was evidenced in the knowledge shared during:

  • group discussions and hands on activities conducted;
  • presentations conducted on the last day that impressively showcased application of report writing skills and styles learnt throughout the training.

The participants also reiterated that the new lessons learnt will be utilised in their line of work and will be shared to their work colleagues.

The Training was conducted by Ms. Faafetai Vaevaina (Principal Planning Officer) and facilitated by Mr. Pereyos Lauano (HR and Planning Officer) of PSC.

The Office of the Commission continues to be a Non-Formal Education Provider providing capacity building trainings across the Public Sector for better performances. PSC conveys appreciation to our partners. The Samoa Qualification Authority (SQA) for recognition of participation and for GEF and EWACC through MNRE for their continual support and contribution to the success of this program.