Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

May 26, 2022
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

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 leader in the areas of governance and non-profit leadership and owns the boutique consulting firm The Governance Guru. After spending much of his early career in leadership and executive roles in the non-profit sector, he joined 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 and has more than 45 years of cumulative board experience. He is a former trustee with the Winnipeg School Division, former vice-chair and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Director at Assiniboine Credit Union, and has sat on the boards of numerous local and National organizations.

Kevin is an award winning volunteer and leader, having been recognized with a Governor General's Medal for service, the YMCA Canada Peace Medal, a Mayor's service 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, the Certified Management Consultants of Canada, and the International Association for Volunteer Effort.

Technical Requirements:

To participate, you will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers and microphone. A webcam is preferred but optional.


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