Volunteer Manitoba: Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards, May 7
May 7 | 4pm – 7pm | $95
Location: 410-5 Donald St.
A well planned board meeting helps ensure effective board minutes are captured. Board meetings and minutes are a tangible record of the meeting for the board of directors and a source of information for those who were not able to attend. If the Board Chair and the Secretary work together to ensure that the agenda and meeting are well thought out, then capturing the minutes becomes a lot easier.
This workshop is designed to help board members work as a team to improve the quality of its meetings and ensure what transpired within the meeting is recorded in an appropriate format and level of detail.
Topics Covered Include:
- Common meeting guidelines, including rules of order
- The role of the board chair and secretary
- Steps to preparing for a board meeting
- Types of meetings and the best style of minutes for these meetings
- Identifying various styles of decision-making, including the consensus process
- In-camera meetings and how to record these minutes
- How to record action items in the minutes
Who should attend?
This workshop is recommended for board members, staff and volunteers who would like to develop a better understanding of meeting management and minute taking.
Kevin Freedman is a national young leader in the areas of governance and non-profit leadership. After several years in executive positions he moved into academia and is a member of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches courses on non-profit management, corporate governance, ethics, and organizational behavior. He has substantial governance experience in public, non-profit, and private organizations dating back more than 15 years. Currently he sits as a Trustee with the Winnipeg School Division, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Director at Assiniboine Credit Union, Chair of the Board at the Sexuality Education Resource Centre, and is a director or committee member of several local and national organizations inducing Greenpeace and the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg.
Kevin is also an award winning volunteer and community leader. He has been recognized with a Governor General's Medal for service, the YMCA Canada Peace Medal, and is a two-time finalist for the Future Leaders of Manitoba award. Kevin holds a master's degree in non-profit management from the Walden School of Public Administration, is an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the International Association for Volunteer Effort.