Online - Effective minute taking virtually and beyond
Starts7th October 2020 10:00Ends7th October 2020 13:00TrainerDuncan WallaceContactCost
SCVO members £59, Third sector non member £65, Private/Public £75
- Course overview
Can someone take the minutes? Wow, what a lovely carpet…isn’t that a great view…how often do you avoid eye contact when this question is asked in meetings?
Taking minutes can be daunting, but take courage - attend thisinteractiveonline course, which is packed full of tips and strategies for minute taking in online meetings, look them in the eye and say “I’ll be happy to do it!”
- Overall course aim
During this online course withDuncan Wallaceyou will learn what your role and responsibilities as a minute taker are and new ways of taking accurate notes in online meetings and Board meetings. You'll also pick-up lots of top tips and tricks to help you produce easy to read minutes.
- Course objectives
What’s the big deal with minutes anyway? Minutes are a record of what takes place at a meeting and ensures nothing is lost or forgotten - you will learn how totake, prepare and present minutes.
No need to write like the wind and capture every word - minutes don’t have to be verbatim but they have to record certain facts. You will explore what must be recorded: participants, decisions, actions…
Time is precious, so make every second count - think like a Scout and be prepared! Duncan will discuss the meeting cycle and what to prepare before your meeting takes place.
Minutes don’t have to be long, complicated or in fancy language but they need to record clearly and simply...you will examine the most difficult aspects of taking minutes and how best to address them.
Anyone can scribble a rough outline of a meeting, right? Yes, but to take good notes and create minutes that provide an accurate reflection requires a particular set of skills - Duncan will show you!
The good, the bad and the ugly - you’ll examine good and bad minutes, which will help you follow best practice and avoid common mistakes.
- Who is the course aimed at?
This online course is for anyone who has to take notes or minutes in face-to-face or online meetings and produce minutes, whether they are experienced and wish to refresh their existing skills and knowledge or are new to the role and require a basic understanding of minute taking.
- Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements.
- Other information
Course structure:3 hour session, whichgives participants the opportunity to practice note taking and set out minutes, with plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and exercises.
- Previous delegate comments
- •"Clear that Duncan was very passionate about what he was teaching."
Please note this course is now fully booked!