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Producing Professional Minutes Workshop


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Half Day
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Grand Hotel Park Suites
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£195
   
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PRODUCING PROFESSIONAL MINUTES

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

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:

 

ü      Understand the conventions governing formal meetings and minutes;

 

ü      Understand the formal language of meetings;

 

ü      Be capable of preparing an agenda using the appropriate conventions;

 

ü      Recognise the need for a solid relationship with the chairperson of formal meetings and understand the dynamics of meetings;

 

ü      Be capable of taking concise notes during meetings using a recognised system;

 

ü      Be capable of preparing either conventional minutes or notes of meetings, as appropriate to their work;

 

ü      Understand the need for ratification of minutes

 

ü      Use reported speech correctly;

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

 

ü      The different types of meeting and their concomitant recording styles.

 

ü      The role of the minute/note taker.

 

ü      The formalities and conventions of meetings.

 

ü      The importance of the agenda and agenda preparation.

 

ü      The conventions of minutes/notes of meetings.

 

ü      Taking notes at the meeting, breaking each item into sections, spotting irrelevancies.

 

ü      Using reported speech and plain English.

 

ü      Ensuring conciseness and consistency of notes.

 

ü      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.

 

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