The Minute-Taker's Workshop
- Recognize the importance of minute-taking.
- Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization.
- Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset minute-takers.
- Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes.
- Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting.
- Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book.
INTRODUCTIONS, OBJECTIVES AND AGENDA
DISCUSSION OF PRE-ASSIGNMENT
THE ROLE OF A MINUTE-TAKER
Handling common problems you experience
Developing a meeting agreement
MINUTES FOR FORMAL MEETINGS
The need for good minutes
Organizing formal minutes
MINUTES FOR INFORMAL MEETINGS
TECHNIQUES FOR PREPARING MINUTES
Before the meeting
At the meeting
After the meeting
THE MINUTE BOOK
BYLAWS AND PROCEDURES
Computers: The Latest Tool
Advantages and disadvantages
ELECTRONIC MEETINGS ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
TAKING MINUTES IN AN INTERACTIVE MEETING
A FINAL WORD
Behind the scenes
REVIEW AND EVALUATIONS
SUGGESTED READING LIST