CiTD - Producing Professional Minutes Workshop

CiTD - Producing Professional Minutes Workshop : Friday 23 June

The course is useful for anyone who must take notes at meetings, whether these be formal minutes or a brief report.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course delegates will:

  •       Understand the conventions governing formal meetings and minutes;
  •       Understand the formal language of meetings;
  •       Be capable of preparing an agenda using the appropriate conventions;
  •       Recognise the need for a solid relationship with the chairperson of formal meetings and understand the dynamics of meetings;
  •       Be capable of taking concise notes during meetings using a recognised system;
  •       Be capable of preparing either conventional minutes or notes of meetings, as appropriate to their work;
  •       Understand the need for ratification of minutes;
  •       Use reported speech correctly.

COURSE CONTENT

  •       The different types of meeting and their concomitant recording styles.
  •       The role of the minute/note taker.
  •       The formalities and conventions of meetings.
  •       The importance of the agenda and agenda preparation.
  •       The conventions of minutes/notes of meetings.
  •       Taking notes at the meeting, breaking each item into sections, spotting irrelevancies.
  •       Using reported speech and plain English.
  •       Ensuring conciseness and consistency of notes.
  •       Practical minute taking exercises.

TUITION METHODS

The course is extremely participative.  Delegates are expected to take part in a mock meeting and to produce actual notes.  Each topic is accompanied by a short, practical exercise.  A fully detailed booklet accompanies the course.  Humorous materials are used where appropriate in order to lift and enliven the subject.

When: June 23, 2017 - 9:00 to 12:30
Length: Half Day
Location: Grand Hotel Park Suites
Course Fee: £185

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