Reports: The Landscape Professional as a Writer, Apr 11
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)
Mercer Island, WA
Seating Limited to 50 people
8:30 AM Registration & Sign-in
9:00 – 12:30 PM Program 3.5 hours with 15 minute break.
12:30 – 1 PM Lunch Break (1/2 hour for box lunch)
1:00 – 2:30 Report Reviews
Whether you work in the public sector or with a private business, effective communication about the trees we care for is integral to our success. The most valuable tool you have to communicate with the clients you serve is clear and effective writing. Good reports, whether management plans, tree risk assessments, tree appraisals or even bid proposals, go a long way to ensure a positive outcome for any project. Elizabeth Walker will de-mystify the art of writing simple and clear reports in this workshop. She will talk about the important elements to include in all writing for clear communication and the importance of how you organize your information for your audience. Part of the workshop includes an invitation to review actual reports, see good examples and identify ways to make them better.
What to Bring
Participants are encouraged to send report examples to Elizabeth for review as part of the afternoon group discussion. Send in Word or similar format that may be easily edited to take excerpts and to keep authorship anonymous. Please send all reports to Elizabeth Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the workshop. Deadline is April 4.
Elizabeth Walker has a Masters of Forest Resources from the University of Washington in Urban Horticulture specializing in urban forestry. For thirteen years, she worked in government, at WA Dept. Natural Resources, City of Vancouver, WA and City of Kirkland, WA. For both cities, she was the first staff forester and developed the cities’ urban forestry program from the ground up. As the owner of her own consulting business for the last decade, she has provided municipal forestry assistance to several jurisdictions while performing tree appraisal, tree risk assessment and management plan development to a broad range of clients including homeowners associations, developers, and property owners. Good report writing has been the key to her professional success. Elizabeth continues to hone her writing and communication skills in developing urban forest strategic plans for a number of cities and coordinating outreach and messaging for the local conservation district. She has served more than ten years on the PNW-ISA Board, including Chapter President, and currently is the Chapter Rep. on the ISA Council of Representatives.
When & Where
Pacific Northwest ISA
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) is to foster a greater appreciation of trees and promote the professional practice of arboriculture through education, research, and technology. PNW-ISA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving members in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.