By the end of this session participants should:
- Understand the importance of the role of the minute taker.
- Understand how to prepare for meetings.
- Have developed skills in listening and accurately recording what is said in meetings.
- Understand how to produce clear, concise and accurate minutes.
- Have had practice in taking minutes.
- Have learned tips and techniques to help with accurate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Have gained an understanding of the complexity of some safeguarding meetings, who is involved and how the meetings are structured.
- Have considered how to remain objective when minuting meetings concerned with harm/neglect to service users.
- Have considered emotional resilience and how to get support for yourself.
Training Methods Used
All of our training sessions are intended to be as interactive as possible. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues. We use lots of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. We want participants to leave the session saying “that was really enjoyable – and it was directly relevant to my working life.”