Cool Rules Business Writing

Minutes Matter

A half-day workshop in Adelaide on taking notes in meetings, and turning those notes into effective minutes. Suitable for anyone required to take notes at meetings.

Participants will:

  • understand the role of the minutes secretary before, during and after a meeting
  • appreciate the importance of clear and accurate minutes
  • know how to work effectively with a committee chair
  • understand the different types of meeting report – action lists, notes, basic minutes, formal minutes
  • know how to take effective notes in meetings
  • know how to write clear, accurate, useful minutes.

Participant feedback

I absolutely loved the training and will definitely recommend it to everyone.

Very engaging and informative.

Really enjoyed the content. Everything discussed was relevant and helpful.

It was fantastic to have a ‘formula’ to ensure success with taking minutes in any meeting.

A great summary of all things important for minute taking, with relevant examples.

Engaging, interesting, helpful, practical.

Really informative. I feel it has helped me understand a lot more about the process of writing minutes and also how to structure/present minutes.

Great tips. I really enjoyed it. Informative and entertaining.

Very informative. Clear. Made a boring subject fun.

Thank you – I found this very useful and look forward to putting this training to use.

Shaun knows his subject extremely well and the exercises and handouts were excellent.

Helpful insights into the role of the EO, and good to reframe the responsibility from a ‘loathsome’ task to being of value to committee and organisation. Thanks.

Very useful. Very helpful.

Really helpful, I feel more confident about minuting future meetings.

I have little need for highly formal minutes, but the basic stuff – hugely beneficial.

Excellent and very useful, thank you.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend its content and the way in which it was presented by Shaun.

This has definitely helped me, and will make my minute taking easier and better.

Will highly recommend this course, thank you very much.

Brilliant! I loved the flow of the training. The booklet is very useful. The boot camp exercises were excellent. Thanks.

Easy to grasp. Great examples. Very relevant. Thank you.

Relaxed, informative, encouraged interaction.

I thoroughly enjoyed the training.

I would highly recommend this session. Thanks.

Thank you so much. I am actually looking forward to putting this into practice.

Thank you – gave me clear directions for managing meetings, taking minutes.

Enjoyed very much and found the strategy easy and effective. Thank you!

Loved the laminated handouts, very comprehensive and useful for future reference.

It was a good use of the time and I’m certain I will benefit from my attendance.

Very informative and broken down into simple, understandable steps.

Shaun had explained everything so well. I would suggest this workshop to anybody.

Great content. Covered a lot of things I wouldn’t have considered.

There is so much more to a meeting than I first thought. All makes sense and very important.

The handouts were excellent and content was quite appropriate.

Gave me a lot to think about. Most of the things spoken about and presented are things that I am currently doing. It helped confirm that I am on the right track! Love take away notes!


[Comments taken from evaluation forms completed by participants.]

To Enquire or Register
Our Venue: $295 (+GST) per person
Your Venue: $165 (+GST) per person
Discounts apply for multiple bookings
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Presenter: Shaun McNicholas

* These fees apply to workshops at venues in Adelaide, South Australia. We can deliver our workshops anywhere. Contact us to discuss.

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