Effective Minute Taking

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This course is designed to give you guidelines and essential skills to help you write clear and effective agendas and minutes for meetings. More than that, this workshop will explore the ways in which you can become a more effective meetings administrator, and support your Chair more productively. 

The course will cover:

  •  Helping to make meetings work

  •  What are minutes

  •  Preparing to write minutes

  •  How agendas work

  •  Taking the minutes

  •  Writing the minutes

  •  Reviewing and editing the minutes

  •  Action planning

The course is delivered by Alan Barker, Yellowday Training
Start Date
Tuesday 17 May 2022
End Date
Sunday 17 July 2022
10:00 - 13:00
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Learning outcomes
As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:

• understand the importance and relevance of thorough preparation;
• build their relationship with the Chair;
• collect material and structure helpful agendas;
• increase confidence in listening and taking notes at meetings
• write concise and accurate minutes from notes in an appropriate style.
Additional information
This is a virtual course will take place on Microsoft Teams and you will receive a link nearer the time.  

How to use Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is being used by Brighton and Hove City Council to hold training online. You do not have to have the Microsoft Teams app to join the meeting, you can simply join through your web browser.

If you already have Microsoft Teams on your computer or phone/tablet

1. Open Teams or Outlook calendar meeting > click Join

2. Select your device camera, and microphone settings and click Join

3. Wait for the meeting organizer to let you in (this doesn't always happen)

If you don’t have Microsoft Teams

"Click on Join Microsoft Teams Meeting"

1. You will see “Download the windows app” or “Join on the web instead”.

2. Please click on “Join on the web instead”

3. When prompted, Allow Teams to use your device microphone and camera

4. Wait for the meeting organizer to let you in

New to Teams? Find out more about joining a session.

Please do not use Citrix to access this session.
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / This Event is for Brighton & Hove City Council Staff Only
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Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
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