Administration & Secreterial

Meetings Minutes Management

No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are involved in meetings. Meetings are costly, even if they are held in a company boardroom. To ensure meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary: an assurance of closure, a strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. It has been said that if the minutes of a meeting are not accurate, then the meeting may just as well not have taken place.

 If people can’t remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? After this one-day workshop you will understand your role as a minute taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.


Agenda:

​The role of a minute-taker
The skills of minute taker
Listening
Critical Thinking
Organization Skills
Meeting agreements
Styles of minutes
Formal
Informal
Action
What to record
Techniques for preparing minutes
Editing minutes
The minute book
Taking minutes in an interactive meeting


​Benefits:​

Recognize the importance of minute-taking
Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization
Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset minute-takers
Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes
Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting
Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book