Writing Board Papers

Are the Board Papers within your organisation concise and strategic? Often writers are confused as to what is appropriate and inappropriate content required by the Board to help them make their decisions. The reports often include too much detail and operational content which requires significant editing prior to submission. Relevant strategic information is then lost in detail making decision for Board Members much harder.

This course helps staff members write succinct, strategic and high-level reports. The workshop is tailored to focus on your specific documentation and develops the skills that help you write high level reports attracting minimal editing.

Tailored Board Paper Writing training program – virtual or in-house delivery – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Adelaide – Perth – Hobart – Darwin – Canberra – all regional areas – Asia – and anywhere else


  • Full-day face-to-face or
  • 2 x 3.5 hours live virtual training.

Designed for you

This program is suited for team members who write Board Papers. This Board Paper writing training will be tailor-designed for teams and groups of colleagues. We tailor the program to the level of the participants and the types of documents they write. Ask us how. Receive this Board Paper writing course at your office. We deliver our programs all over Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


Learn how to:

  • Understand the purpose of a Board Paper
  • Identify the objectives of a Board Paper
  • Understand what information the Board Members need to make their decisions
  • Define the structure and purpose of the headings in the Board Papers
  • Populate the Board Paper templates with appropriate information
  • Capture key information and write it succinctly with a logical flow
  • Effectively construct sentences and paragraphs to increase readability
  • Eliminate 20 – 30 per cent of wasted words in a report.

Delivered in-house at your premises or in an online virtual classroom

We deliver our training programs either through:

All our facilitators are certified in COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training by the Australian Department of Health. Therefore, you can rest assured we will deliver safe face-to-face workshops in collaboration with you.

Business Writing  group training – using your documents

Where relevant, we will use your organisation’s internal formats, templates and style guide.

We will also use anonymised examples of participants’ writing in the workshop. With this material the facilitator:

  • Assesses their writing ability
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the written work they prepare
  • Extracts examples for use as training material within the program.

Ask us how we apply this to your organisation.


We’ll discuss your needs and create a board paper writing course that perfectly suits the audience and the reports they write. We’ll adjust this highly interactive workshop to the level of the participants. Participants will use their own documents to immediately apply their new report writing skills. Ask us how we can tailor a report writing training program to suit your needs:

  • call 1300 655 098
  • start a chat at the bottom of our page
  • send us a message.

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  • Vinesh M
    Posted at 11:45h, 02 July Reply

    Hi, I have had my board papers rejected several times but I’m not sure why. I think I put in all the necessary hard work and detail. What can you recommend?