Covid-19 Response This course has been paused as the content is not currently deemed suitable for online delivery. Please see below for resources suggested in lieu of the course.
This workshop focuses on effective minute taking. Using guidance, templates, and practical exercises, it will help you improve your minute taking skills, whether you are new to the role of secretary or an ‘old hand’. The course is specifically tailored to facilitate and enhance University of Bristol good practice, whether in formal high-level committee meetings or more informal staff meetings.
Attending this workshop will support you to efficiently prepare yourself and the meetings you look after, to work effectively with the Chair, to develop agendas, develop listening skills, summarise and distil key points, and write clear and professional minutes. The workshop will help you understand the full scope of the role of a minute-taker, and undertake the role with confidence.
Further information and guidance about minute taking at the University can be found on the Governance website
What we will cover
The use and purpose of minutes
The relationship between agendas and minutes
Content and detail of minutes
The skills of an effective minute taker, and what is expected of him/her
The ‘life’ of minutes from rough notes taken at the meeting through to approval of final minutes
Your work with the Chair, and their role, in producing meeting minutes
Minutes, and confidentiality requirements and The Freedom of Information Act.
What to do before you attend: This interactive workshop will feature practical exercises, and you are invited to bring along examples of your work and any questions.
Who this course is aimed at: The workshop is aimed both at people who are relatively new to minute taking and secretaries looking for a refresher.