The Minute-Takerís Workshop Online Training
Specific learning objectives include:
-Recognize the importance of minute-taking.
-Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization.
-Be able to resolve many of the complaints that affect minute-takers.
-Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semiformal meetings, and action minutes.
-Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting.
-Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book.
The Role of a Minute Taker
To begin, participants will discuss the role of a minute taker. They will also explore common problems and solutions in small groups.
The Skills of a Minute Taker
Next, participants will learn about the three key skills that a minute-taker must have: an ability to listen, critical thinking skills, and good organization techniques.
This session will discuss meeting agreements and give participants three templates to take away and customize.
During this session, participants will look at samples of three types of minutes: formal, informal, and action.
What Do I Record?
Next, participants will learn what to record during a meeting.
Techniques for Preparing Minutes
This session will give participants the tools for creating minutes, including organization methods, techniques for writing drafts, and proofreading tips.
Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
During this session, participants will learn how their role as a minute-taker will be different in an interactive meeting.
The Minute Book
To wrap up the day, participants will learn how to build and maintain a minute book.