Minute Taking Standards & Related Issues Webinar
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About the Event
Minute taking can be complex, tricky and challenging. Minute takers are often expected to produce clear and coherent minutes from poorly organized meetings.
In this two part webinar we discuss principles, standards and practical tools for minute taking, and how to work effectively in a support role.
The workshop will build on Eli Mina’s book: “Mina’s Guide to Minute Taking”. Each participant will be receiving a copy of this book.
Day 1: Monday, November 16, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In the first part of this webinar we will discuss these topics:
- The need for and value of minutes
- What should and what should not be recorded in minutes
- General principles for minute taking
- Making minutes more readable (format suggestions)
- Recording meeting procedures (motions, amendments, etc.)
Day 2: Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In the second part of this webinar we will discuss these topics:
- Minutes of closed meetings (impacts of FOI and privacy issues)
- Minutes approval process and its impact
- Establishing minute taking standards across the same organization
- Tips on preparing agendas and drafting motions
- Roles of the minute taker
Eli Mina, M.Sc., P.R.P., is a Vancouver based professional meeting Chair and Registered Parliamentarian. Since 1984, Eli has advised his clients on chairing contentious meetings, preventing and dealing with disputes and dysfunctions, demystifying and humanizing the rules of order, and minute taking standards. Eli’s clients come from aboriginal organizations, municipal government, school boards, businesses, credit unions, regulatory bodies, and the non-profit sector. Eli is the author of five published books, including “101 Boardroom problems and how to solve them” and “Mina’s Guide to Minute Taking.”