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Effective Meetings

Designed for anyone who has to attend regular meetings

AIM

To provide an opportunity for those who attend meetings to practice their skills of listening, note taking and writing.  How to keep meetings on track, managing the time at meetings.

CONTENT

What are meetings?

Who to consult about meetings

What to do in advance

Preparing accurate and informative agendas

What to include and how

Listening and note taking skills

When to listen and when to write

Using systematic note taking techniques

What to put in

What to leave out

How best to write them

Amending minutes

How to chair a meeting

What to do if the meeting is just a talking shop

METHOD

A one day introductory course to meetings

Practical exercises

Group work

Individual skills assessments

Discussions

Tips and techniques

Hand-outs

Questions and answer sessions