The aim of our Minute taking course is to help delegates to take and write better minutes of meetings and to do so more easily and speedily. The event is highly participative and provides an opportunity for every delegate to take notes in an agreed format.
From formal AGMs to weekly staff gatherings, as a minute taker you will be expected to provide an accurate record of meetings to ensure that the right amount of detail for follow up decisions is recorded – as well as a clear summary for future action and reflection.
It covers working with the Chair, preparation, summarising, formatting the agenda and the minutes. Taking good (but not copious) notes and writing clear minutes. Lessons learned are applicable to most types of meetings.
This is a popular course in both the public and private sectors, and with both junior and more senior staff. Minute taking practice is built into the course.
Organisational benefits of ‘Taking and Writing Minutes’ include: better minutes – often shorter too, better communications and a saving in time and effort for Chairs and committee members as well as minute takers.
There is no prereading or experience required to attend this course.
You will benefit from this course if you are expected to take accurate and professionally produced notes or minutes.
list what you need to do to prepare for meetings prior to, during and after the event
state the role and responsibilities of a chairperson
demonstrate setting a well structured agenda
state common obstacles to effective listening and demonstrate your own listening skills
identify a method of note-taking that suits your preferred style
select the important and relevant points from a discussion
state agreed accepted conventions for the format of minutes
produce an accurate set of minutes, clearly and concisely.
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