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Taking Effective Meeting Minutes (2 Part Series)

Tuesday, September 20th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Convergys Learning Centre, Main Floor – BU Library


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This workshop series provides insight into the critical role and responsibilities of a meeting’s minute taker. While meeting minutes generally provide written record of key discussion, actions and decisions of a group, the types of meetings and minutes vary.

Whether you are new to taking minutes or want to brush up on your knowledge and techniques, you will want to be sure to join the conversation.

Tuesday, September 20 & Wednesday, September 21 (Two Part Series)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by: Shannon Downey, Executive Officer to the Provost & VP (Academic)


Part 1 – September 20

Taking Effective Minutes (Basic)

Key learning points:

  • The role of minute taker
  • How to prepare for the meeting
  • Creating agendas
  • Different types of meetings and minute templates
  • Intro to how to record minutes

Part 2 – September 21

Taking Effective Minutes (Intermediate)

Key learning points:

  • Taking minutes – how to capture conversations
  • Preparing motions in advance and capturing motions made on the floor
  • Assembling your minutes
  • The role of minute taker (Part 2) – Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Post-meeting action items


RSVP below by entering the # 1 to indicate registration for one person. You will be prompted to enter your email address, then click the Confirm RSVP button. An automated confirmation will appear in your inbox immediately and a follow up calendar invitation will be sent 1 – 3 days following, providing the virtual meeting link and details.

Accessibility Considerations?

If you have any accessibility needs, please notify Erica Brown at browne@brandonu.ca in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made.


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Tuesday, September 20th
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Convergys Learning Centre, Main Floor – BU Library
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9