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Free Writing Development Training

Free Writing Development Training

Training on writing reports, case studies, funding applications and self-expression

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is excited to unveil its latest training programme for individuals and organisations delivering arts-based services and projects in the criminal justice system. Working in partnership with the Royal Literary Fund, a programme of free, two-part workshops will be held throughout 2022/23 to teach vital writing development skills for reports, case studies, and funding applications

Commenting on the training programme, Janette Kilner, NCJAA Manager, said: “Through listening to our network of those who deliver creative interventions in prison, during probation and in the community, we know how important it is to write powerfully and persuasively to stakeholders, funders and the wider public. Our free workshops have been designed to develop these crucial writing skills, at zero cost to our sector, whilst also teaching how to facilitate putting experiences and feelings into words”.

Registration is now open for the first workshops taking place in July that will help attendees write reports that convey messages effectively and efficiently. You will learn the essential elements of report writing, the role of storytelling, structure, sequencing relevant information and how to edit and proofread successfully.

How to register

Please click below for more information on each workshop, how to register, and eligibility criteria. To maximise inclusion and attendance, workshops are being delivered online via Zoom:

Writing Reports

Part 1: Thursday 7 July 2022 (10:00 – 12:00)

Part 2: Thursday 21 July 2022 (10:00 – 12:00)

This two-part training programme will help attendees write reports that convey messages effectively and efficiently. Through writing exercises and discussion, you will discover how to organise information and approach the different stages of producing a report from initial ideas to final draft.

Writing Case Studies

Part 1: Thursday 8 September 2022 (10:00 – 12:00)

Part 2: Thursday 22 September 2022 (10:00 – 12:00)

This two-part training programme will help you to consider how to structure case studies, what key elements to include, how to adapt tone and style for different audiences such as stakeholders or the broader community and self-editing and proofreading.

Writing Funding Applications

Part 1: Thursday 12 January 2023 (10:00 – 12:00)

Part 2: Thursday 26 January 2023 (10:00 – 12:00)

Writing grant applications and funding bids is challenging and time consuming. This two-part training programme will guide you through the process of project planning while helping you to understand the key principles of writing applications and avoiding commonly made mistakes.