Servicing Meetings and Committees (Introduction)

Professional Development Programme

Participants: All staff who are new to servicing meetings and committees. (Maximum of 16 places)

Pre-requisites: None

This course is intended for participants to:

  • understand the purpose of meetings and what makes them effective
  • state the role and functions of the minute taker and the chair person, and demonstrate minute taking skills
  • develop listening to select and precise information using reported speech

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have explored:

  • styles of writing
  • purposes of meetings
  • effective meetings
  • roles of the note-taker
  • types of minutes
  • barriers to listening
  • role and skills of the chairperson
  • Promotes excellence in areas of teaching, research, administration and the provision of support services

Preparation: None

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On-line Learning programme:

Facilitator: Lindsay Wright, Consultant About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue:

25 February 2016 1000 - 1300 Room 603 - Bidborough House
18 May 2016 1330 - 1630 7.07/7.07A Maple House


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £80 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £200 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Khiera Yusuf

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.