Effective Minute Writing

Course Overview:

This practical one day course is suitable for both new and experienced minute takers. The overall aim is to define the purpose and nature of minutes and give some tips and techniques for producing effective meetings.

Course Objectives:

• Understood the importance of meetings • Identified the purpose of minutes • Identified the administrative tasks of the minute taker, before, during and after meetings • Understand why the Chairperson and minute taker must work together • Know how to prepare an agenda • Understand the principles of plain English and how to apply them in minutes • Practised writing a full set of minutes

Course Content:

• Introductions • How good are your listening skills? • The purpose of meetings • The function of minutes • The importance of good team work between chairperson and minute taker • Working with the chairperson • Organising effective meetings • Using plain English • The layout of minutes • Taking minutes of a meeting • Review of the day

Duration: One Day

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