Suitable for: All What does this mean?
So, who wants to take the minutes? It’s a question that guarantees lots of fidgeting, shuffling and looking down.
The minute-taker, however, plays a key role in ensuring the successful outcome of a meeting. When done correctly, it’s an influential and respected position. But it can be a stressful experience and many find it difficult to know what to put in and what to leave out. Getting it right first time can save your organisation a lot of time, effort and money.
This half-day workshop will teach you how to take concise, accurate minutes and how to behave within a meeting so you can record key points and actions efficiently.
This workshop will help you to:
- Understand the need for effective, accurate minute taking skills
- Prepare for your role as minutetaker and agree responsibilities with the chair
- Be visible and establish personal presence in the meeting room
- Take accurate notes of key points and actions without feeling rushed
- Challenge and check understanding during the meeting
- Provide meeting attendees with a useful, timely document that adds value to the meeting.
Who should attend?
Everyone who is responsible for taking, or would like to be able to take, the minutes at meetings.
Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.
We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.
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