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Effective Minute Taking

Carmichael Centre
9:45AM - 1:00PM

The aim of this session is to help participants identify what is involved in writing a good record of a meeting.

This session is for anyone involved in minute-taking, primarily those taking minutes but also for those who have to review minutes. The session will involve presentation and working in groups. Participants should bring a copy of several types of minutes for their organisation, particularly ones that they have written or been involved in.





Adrienne Collins

Adrienne has worked in a range of non-profit and public sector organisations and has also been a board member of two non-profit organisations. She has worked in the areas of social policy and research; human resources and governance; and training. Adrienne has delivered training to board members, staff and volunteers as well as developing training strategies and planning and evaluating training programmes. She has a degree in Economic and Social Studies, a Masters in Equality Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching and has completed the Leaders for Change programme.

Target Audience: 
For anyone who needs to manage meetings and minute-taking.

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

Describe the importance of preparing an agenda and of taking good minutes

Describe the role of the minute-taker

Describe the role of the minute taker in supporting the chairperson in leading and managing a meeting / organisation

List what should be included in minutes

Recognise different styles of minute-taking to suit different situations

Prepare well for a meeting – administration, agenda, venue

Take effective notes and record decisions and actions

Structuring, writing and presenting minutes well.


Carmichael Centre Resident Members: €60

Other Community Voluntary Charity Organisations: €70

Statutory/Corporate Organisations: €80

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