Advanced Minute Taking for Better Meetings
Turning Minutes into Valued Organizational Documents
Minutes should serve as more than a record of who said what at a meeting. They should help organizations advance their goals and objectives and provide accountabilities.
Building on PMC’s course Minute Taking for Better Meetings this day-long seminar provides participants with opportunities to craft minutes that focus on clear, concise writing designed to reach its intended audience — colleagues, board members, decision makers.
Workshop participants will take notes in several mock meetings and write minutes in a variety of styles suitable for the audience. Active learning takes place in a relaxed and fun environment.
Course participants will be encouraged to summarize their key learning points and prepare a short action plan to implement on their return to work.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Understand the role of clear communication in producing succinct minutes
- Learn to separate what is really important from the “noise” of a meeting
- Produce minutes that help move an organization’s agenda forward
- How people read today
- The five Cs for communication
- Writing tips for eliminating wordiness
- Quick review of active listening
- Working with annotated agendas and templates
- Minutes for different purposes
Producing Professional Minutes
- Turning notes into minutes
- Editing for clarity, consistency and accuracy
- Finalizing minutes for different outcomes
- Anyone who wants to move beyond Minute Taking for Better Meetings
- People who have to produce a variety of minutes with tight deadlines
- Anyone who wants to improve their minute-taking skills within a supportive environment
This workshop addresses:
- Adaptability / Flexibility
- Analytical Thinking
- Computer and Digital Technology
- Document Use
- Reading Skills
- Research, Analysis and Evaluation
- Writing Skills
To learn more about core competencies, click here.