AGENDAS, MINUTES AND MANAGING MEETINGS
Could your agendas or minutes benefit from a refresh? Do you always know what to include or what to leave out? How about meetings, when should you chip in and where does your involvement end? This course will help with all of these and more.
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
£48 for subscribers | £60 for non-subscribers
This course is recommended for new and improving clerks, assistant clerks and administrative staff.
Clerks are responsible for producing professional agendas and minutes, but this is a skill that has to be learnt. There is lots of legislation that relates to agendas and minutes, it is important that things are done correctly to ensure that decisions can't be challenged. A Clerk has a crucial role in a meeting, but this role is often undervalued and misunderstood.
The legislation relating to the issuing of the summons and the collation of the agenda
What minutes must contain and what should not be included
Hints and tips for producing concise and professional looking minutes
The public's role and rights in meetings
Sharing documents with councillors and the public
The Clerk's role in a meeting
Correcting and approving minutes
By the end of this course, you will
Be able to produce professional agendas and minutes
Understand the requirements of publicising meetings and their decisions
Be confident with handling confidential items
Understand the importance of producing documents that comply with Website Accessibility requirements
Understand how different types of meeting differ
Understand your role in a meeting as part of the decision-making process
The tutor is an experienced Clerk with many years of producing agendas and minutes and attending meetings.
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.
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