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Minute Taking for Better Meetings - Videoconference

Meetings are an important part of the group decision-making process. With today’s flatter, less hierarchical organizations, one week you could be asked to chair a meeting and the next week to record the minutes. Minutes are a record of the group’s decisions and action items and it is vital that they are clear, concise and accurate. This seminar helps participants to understand the full range of their role and responsibilities as Minute Takers, to work effectively with the Chair and to produce agendas and minutes in a variety of styles – formal, informal and action.

Workshop participants will take part in a mock meeting to gain a practical understanding of the roles of Chair and Minute Taker, to practice taking accurate notes and producing correct minutes. 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.

This workshop will be delivered via videoconference.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Develop and practice skills in active listening and note-taking
  • Develop and practice writing minutes in different styles – formal, informal and action
  • Use reported speech correctly
  • Prepare an agenda
  • Recognize the importance of working closely with the Chair

Schedule: Tuesday (9am-3pm)


Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
End Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
NCC Boardrooms
Cambridge Bay
Gjoa Haven
Contact Name: 
Grant Corey
Registration Deadline: 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Contact Email: 
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Application Form

Completed application forms must be downloaded, printed and signed by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, then emailed or faxed. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.