WRITING PROFESSIONAL MINUTES
10 am - 12 pm
Council minutes are a legal document once signed and need to stand the test of time - maybe in 50 or 100 years' time a clerk or councillor will need to refer to the minutes you have written! It's important that your minutes give the right amount of detail and are easy to follow. This course will look at best practice models to use and give you tips and hints on how to create really professional-looking minutes that are modern and clear.
Hosted as an online session
£36 for subscribers | £45 for non-subscribers (if you attend both the agendas and minutes courses we'll give you £10 off the joint booking)
Tips for note-taking at a council meeting
After the meeting and drafting the minutes - exploring a professional style and layout that works for you and your council
The no-nos - things that we think you shouldn't include in your minutes (this is quite a long list)!
Advice on minuting confidential matters, public participation and exclusion of the public and press
Website accessibility and transparency requirements
Making corrections to minutes
By the end of this course you will
Be able to create fresh and modern-looking minutes that are really fit-for-purpose for the 21st century
Feel confident about the minute-taking process and know what changes you are going to make to your minutes
Have an understanding of transparency requirements and website accessibility in relation to the publication of minutes
This course is recommended for all Clerks who are looking for inspiration to improve their council minutes.
We'll send you a link via email a day or two before the session is due to be held, so you can just click on the link to join in. You'll need a laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera; if you haven't tried this technology before that's fine - we'll happily conduct a quick test session with you the day before if you like.
This course is new