Minutes Don't have to be Difficult
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Understanding the Role of Meetings
What a should meeting consist of and what it should achieve?
Special types of meetings and the role of the secretary
Familiarising yourself with the language of meetings
Organising an Effective Meeting
Sending out Notice of a Meeting
Suggestions for more productive meetings
Checklist of arrangements
What you should take with you and where you should sit
Preparing a Working Agenda
The Objective of an Agenda
Standard sections to be included
Headings and attachments
Clearing the agenda prior to sending it out
Utilising agenda formats available in MS Word
The Procedure during a Meeting
Check attendance, read previous minutes, motions, discussions and agenda points
Call in guests or specialists, brain storming and idea generation, voting and decision making, summarising and setting future dates
Identifying the Type of Minutes to take
Verbatim Minutes, Resolution Minutes, Narrative Minutes, Action Minutes, Meeting Terminology, How to record votes
What are you waiting for?
This minute taking course enables an individual to take effective minutes as we break down the formats, the lingo, how to determine the correct content, and the correct use of language.
2-Day Minute Taking Training
What does this course cover?
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant" ~ Robert McCloskey
The taking of good minutes is crucial in all environments. From the most formal to the most informal meetings, good minutes are necessary to enable an organisation to move forward and refer back. There are many and various types of minutes that can be taken and transcribed. The pressure on the meeting secretary to ensure that they are logging all the correct information is quite daunting. Our minute taking course enables an individual to shake off the minute taking bogeyman as we break down the formats of minutes, the lingo, how to determine the correct content to minute and the correct use of language. This 2-day course is essential for all individuals who find themselves in the position of having to take minutes.
Role of Meetings
Improve your understanding of the role of meetings
Improve the effectiveness and productivity of your meetings
Understand headings, formats and attachments for an effective working agenda
Procedures and Types of Minutes
Understand how meetings work and which format of minutes is the most applicable