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Course: Managing Effective Meetings & Minutes


May 14, 2010 by oswestrychamberoftrade

Managing Effective Meetings & Minutes

Wednesday 2nd June. Now only £148.50 for Members and £165.00 for non-members

Who is the course aimed at:

This is a popular course in both the public and private sectors, and with both junior and more senior staff. Organisational benefits of ‘Taking and Writing Minutes’ include: better minutes – often shorter too, better communications and a saving in time and effort for Chairs and committee members as well as minute takers.

The course objectives are:

To understand the characteristics of Chairing an effective meeting; to handle difficult people in meetings; to develop best practices in preparing agendas, meeting papers and effective planning strategies for meetings; to develop active listening techniques to support effective taking of minutes; to utilise essential note-taking best practices and techniques; to identify relevant key points from a meeting, and to produce accurate and timely minutes using approved formats, phraseology and actions.

The course content will include:

  • Agenda setting and meeting preparation
  • The use of minutes
  • Developing active listening techniques
  • Effective note taking methods
  • Writing the minutes
  • The role of the Chairperson
  • Handling difficult participants
  • Characteristics of an effective meeting


Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Trevithick House,

Stafford Park 4, Telford, TF3 3BA


9.30 am – 4.30 pm

What our previous participants had to say:

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course, which was given in a fun and lively manner and I don’t think I got bored once!  It has given me some useful pointers for improving my skills at work which I hope to be able to put into practice.  It was well worth attending.’ Anita Long, Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Twelve members of support staff from Walford and North Shropshire College attended the Meetings and Minute Taking Course delivered by Steve Baylis from TAE Training recently, and all of us said that the course was both beneficial and enjoyable. Steve offered some alternative approaches and short cuts which will help us to work smarter not harder and these were presented in a way which engaged all the participants.  Steve is very easy to listen to and he responded well to all of our questions.  A very worthwhile day.’ Bev Parry, Walford & North Shropshire College


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