Minutes & agendas

Overview

This 1-day course will help you improve your meeting skills. It will focus primarily on planning an effective agenda and the importance of note taking. The course will also look at ways to manage time before and during the meetings to ensure that all agenda items are given due consideration.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of preparing for meetings
  • Appreciate the factors important to running effective and purposeful meetings
  • Design and implement appropriate structures and agendas for meetings
  • Record information effectively and efficiently
  • Apply the principles of time management throughout the meeting cycle

Content

BEFORE THE MEETING

  • The purpose of meetings
  • Preparing for meetings
    • The meeting cycle
    • Planning the agenda
    • Agenda layout
    • Interacting with others
    • Scheduling meetings
    • Preparing the venue
    • Allocating roles

DURING THE MEETING

  • Taking minutes
    • Layout
    • Summarising and paraphrasing
    • Recording information
    • Shorthand and abbreviations
  • Distributing and following up minutes
    • Style of minutes

AFTER THE MEETING

  • Process consultation

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