Do you need to ensure that your minutes are clear, concise and accurately reflect the decisions taken and actions agreed at a meeting? Would you like to be confident that the notes taken and the minutes created will produce a valuable record of a meeting?
In this workshop, attendees will learn about best practice standards, how to listen more effectively and write less during a meeting, and how to ensure completed minutes achieve their objectives.
Once the workshop has finished, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the minute-taker;
- Create minutes that are a clear, concise, accurate record of important points;
- Listen more effectively and take shorter notes; and
- Use simple techniques to write clearly and concisely.
This workshop will benefit anyone who regularly attends team, inter-departmental or annual general meetings, and is tasked with taking comprehensive minutes. As meetings are part-and-parcel of workplace life, anyone who would like to improve their skills in documenting those meetings will also see rewards.
Sarah Marriott is a highly-experienced trainer and former-journalist who specialises in delivering Writing Skills courses for the public and private sectors. Sarah has worked as a feature writer and sub-editor at The Irish Times. She has also been involved in training Irish Times editorial staff. She is a former lecturer on the MA in Journalism at Dublin Institute of Technology and is author of Common Errors in Written English.