The Minute Taker’s Workshop
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The Minute Taker’s Workshop


This workshop will help you learn what is expected of a minute-taker, key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, organization, and good note-taking, how to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, informal meetings, and action minutes, how to be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting,,and how to prepare and maintain a minute book.

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No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are likely involved in meetings. To ensure that meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary: an assurance of closure, a strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. It has been said that if accurate minutes have not been recorded, then the meeting may just as well not have taken place. If people cannot remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? After this workshop you will understand your role as a minute-taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.