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Writing Deviation Reports

Help your team learn how to write effective deviation reports with this workshop.

Workshop Details

Workshop Description

Useful, usable deviation reports do more than just outline steps of the investigation: they provide concrete solutions to prevent the problem from happening again. 

Writing a deviation report that can be read and understood months, or years, after the it’s written requires logic and reason, a proper organizational strategy, and sections that accurately convey content.

 In our workshop, your team will learn strategies to plan, organize, and structure the report so that it’s reader-friendly, usable, and functional.

Workshop Aims

In this instructor-led workshop, participants will learn strategies to write

  • Focused deviation reports
  • Deviation reports that include just the right amount of information
  • Deviation reports that help management fix the issue
  • Deviation reports that are succinct, concise, and to the point

Write deviation reports that focus on the right things

Your team will learn strategies to plan and write targeted deviation reports

Write deviations that focus on the right problem

Your team will learn how to focus on including what’s necessary (and excluding what’s not) to help management understand and fix the problem

Apply logic and reasoning to write an effective report

Your team will learn techniques to prioritize essential information for inclusion while emphasizing simplicity and clarity.

Module - 01

Planning strategies to write an effective deviation report

Module - 02

Understand how readers will use the report

Module - 03

Guiding readers with well thought out organization

Module - 04

Understanding what information to include for simplicity

Module - 05

Apply logic and reasoning to write an effective report

Method of Instruction

Writing Deviation Reports

What type of training are you interested in?

Your Workshop, Your Choice

Large teams typically choose to have the workshop delivered onsite or virtually.


One of our coaches will deliver our course at your facility.


Our courses are delivered via a virtual platform such as Zoom or Teams.

No matter what you choose, every workshop includes:

Completely Customized, White Glove Experience

Group Breakout Sessions Where Participants Practice And Apply Concepts

Customized Instructor Feedback And Solutions

Team Writing Exercises

And more! Hurley Write also offers self-paced online courses that are pre-recorded. These are great for individual team members. The self-paced course includes feedback on writing and, depending on your chosen package, personal coaching from one of our experts.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the format of the onsite and virtual workshops?
Our workshops are engaging, highly interactive, and completely customized! We use micro-learning techniques, in-class exercises, and collaborative breakout sessions to ensure a robust learning experience.
The onsite workshops run from two to five days, depending on the level of complexity of the documents your team writes and how much practice they need. The virtual sessions are typically 10 hours offered in two-hour segments; however, that can vary, depending on team size, team writing skill, and type of workshop.
We customize the course to focus on the types of documents your team writes and the skills they need to improve. Since all of our courses are based on readability studies, we provide your team with the latest tools and techniques to help them plan, write, and revise more effectively and efficiently.
The workshop provides multiple opportunities for participants to apply the concepts to their own writing. Practice sessions range from two to five per day in an onsite workshop and one per two-hour virtual session, depending on the workshop chosen and type of documents discussed.
We provide coaching services; we also help clients develop templates, style guides, and other types of reference documents. And we offer a communication audit, which can help you pinpoint your team’s real writing and review issues.

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