ONLINE Online Meetings: Chairing and Minute Taking


This 2 hour online course will look at how one can chair and take and present meeting minutes for online meetings so that they run successfully and that the minutes that are taken are concise, clear and meet legal requirements. Although the session will concentrate on chairing and taking minutes for trustees and sub-committee meetings, the skills learnt will be appropriate for a wide range of online meetings. This course will benefit:

· Those who are new or relatively inexperienced in chairing or taking minutes remotely

· Staff or others who have to chair online meetings

· Trustee board members or staff members who have to take minutes

· More experienced chairs and minute takers who may have never undertaken any training and who would like to use the course as a revision exercise.

What We’ll Cover

  • Developing ground rules for online meetings

    How to prepare for meetings including agenda setting


    What paperwork and resources the chair and minute taker should bring to a meeting


    How to welcome people to the meeting and how to ensure that they contribute


    The relationship between the Chair and Minute Taker


    What the minute taker should be noting down and the language they should use


    How to present minutes – different formatting


    Some knotty problems that chairs and minute takers may face in online meetings with possible solutions


Benefits to You

You will feel more confident about facilitating online meetings and taking effective minutes. You will also receive template forms you can adapt and use.

Course Location

ONLINE with Robin Hodgkinson

Location Notes

About the Trainer

Robin is a qualified tutor who has been developing and delivering training courses in the voluntary sector for over two decades, covering VCS organisational and personnel management, personal skills and trustee board training.

Robin is a much respected and very popular tutor with a longstanding relationship with Community360. 

20 January 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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