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Writing Executive Summaries

Executive summaries are hard to write. After spending hours, days or even months researching and writing a report, it can be hard to summarise the content into an executive summary. It often becomes more like an extension of the report’s objective without the required content or is a document with many ‘cut and pastes’ in it thereby presenting too much detail.

This course helps participants identify the appropriate information for an executive summary, given its purpose and reader. The workshop:

  • is tailored to your business and focuses on your specific documentation
  • develops the skills that help you write high level reports attracting minimal editing.

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


  • Half-day face-to-face or
  • 1x 3.5 hours live virtual training.


This program is suited for team members who write executive summaries.


In this fully tailored email and letter writing course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the purpose and reader of an executive summary
  • Identify the objectives of an executive summary
  • Define the structure headings in the executive summary
  • Differentiate between relevant and irrelevant information for the executive summary
  • Capture key information and write it succinctly with a logical flow
  • Effectively construct sentences and paragraphs to increase readability
  • Include formatting techniques to highlight key points
  • Eliminate wasted words in the document.

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.

Writing Executive Summaries 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 an executive summary writing course that perfectly suits the audience and the documents 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 writing skills. Ask us how we can tailor a 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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