Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general. I’ve worked with quite a few Boards and Committees over the years and have organised some worthwhile meetings and also some useless time wasting meetings so I understand the balance needs to be right and steps have to be followed to ensure the meeting is a success. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting.

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Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general. I’ve worked with quite a few Boards and Committees over the years and have organised some worthwhile meetings and also some useless time wasting meetings so I understand the balance needs to be right and steps have to be followed to ensure the meeting is a success. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting.

2012 170
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Administrative Committees Can Help When You Need It Most

Professional Assistant Blog

Image by Irargerich. A n interesting thing happened to me today. One of the managers that is going to be moving into our offices from another location asked me if I could do her a small favour. Of course, I wanted to help out. She asked me if I could hunt down an iPad charger for her, as she left hers in her office and needed to give it a little boost for a meeting that she was having later today. Click here to continue reading. Productivity Microsoft Outlook Customer Service

2011 122

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas

Denise Aday

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas : Activist attorney Shahid Buttar will give the Dallas Peace Center’s summer lecture on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Bridge Bistro in downtown Dallas. He will connect the dots between the unprecedented recent removal of constitutional protections through surveillance, torture/rendition, racial profiling, detention, government secrecy, and the considerable corporate profits they generate.

2012 40

Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Practically Perfect PA

Committee meetings confidence Relationship with the boss admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant PA Personal Assistant Time management I’m not quite sure why I’ve been so lucky but in my last three roles I have sat near the company boardroom, in the last two offices in fact I’ve sat directly outside the boardroom. Like I said, I don’t know why I was so lucky!

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Committee meetings TechnologyPin It. Long gone are the days our executive managers fly all over the world attending an hour’s meeting here or there. Don’t get me wrong they still travel for Board meetings and client engagement but they don’t get on a flight simply because there are no alternatives to getting everyone together.

2012 188

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings [.].

2020 224

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was in back-to-back Committee meetings and I decided to use two different colours of folders, a blue one for the Committee members, with an attendance sheet stapled to the inside cover for my purposes, along with their meeting packages, and a red one for the Chair with everything the Chair was going to need. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

2009 100

Meeting preparation.

Laughing all the Way to Work

To-do lists I have to-do lists for the Board and Committee meetings and a to-do list for the Board Reception and Dinner. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 14 June, 2009 Meeting preparation.

2009 100

More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

It can be quite daunting taking minutes for a Committee that you have never met. Prior to the meeting introduce yourself to the chairperson (if you have not met them before) and ask them to either introduce you to the other Committee members or ask at the beginning of the meeting for each member to say their name. The Committee can help you. Although all of the actions will be captured in the minutes, a lot of Committees find a separate action table really helpful.

2014 188

Tips for Overseas Business Expansion

The Small Business Blog

Head of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee recently stated that growth in GDP for this emirate is expected to be… Expanding small businesses overseas can be a risky business, but with cities like Dubai performing well economically in terms of trade and tourism at the moment, the UAE could be the place to do it.

2012 150

Recruit CRM's Recruitment Entrepreneurs Series Ft. Barry Prost

Recruit CRM

Presently, a committee member of the National Recruitment Federation and member of the SFA Skillnet / SME Productivity Board, he talks about his early days in our podcast right out of Trinity College, Dublin. Barry Prost is the Managing Partner of Propel Consult and Yala.

2021 75

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Create a Planning Committee. The planning committee should consist of co-planners and decision-makers. The first will be for the planning committee and include a meeting schedule and status update communications. Play the “What if” game with the planning committee and create a list of genuine concerns. Not only does this keep the materials up to date, it gives the planning committee immediate insight into how full the event is getting and avoid overpacking the time.

2019 57

Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I am involved in corporate strategy; plan, organize and participate in Board and committee meetings, handle performance appraisal, review and edit HR and Board policies, organize events and town halls, etc.

2020 159

Want to hire great people and keep them from quitting? 4 strategies that work

Ideas.Ted

Are there any other projects, committees or additional responsibilities you would like to be a part of? This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.

2021 112

Annotated Agenda

Laughing all the Way to Work

Finance Committee signed off on budget. - Mr. Roberts will be the new Co-Chair of the Finance Committee (Mr. Brown is stepping down as Co-Chair of this Committee as of January 26, 2017). It is very useful to use an annotated agenda. For those who have never used one, it is simply an agenda with notes on it. For the agenda that I send to the meeting participants, I annotate it to let them know why an item is on the agenda or if there are any attachments.

Agenda 109

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings a year, which meant I was writing a set of minutes practically every week. If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting. Pin It.

2012 218

The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

  For more information and details, see the SBA's site and this document from the Senate Small Business Committee.  Again, see the Senate Small Business Committee document for more details on PPP loans.  Congress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week. 

2020 144

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings a year, which meant I was writing a set of minutes practically every week. If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting.

2012 207

Minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

Introduce yourself to the chairperson before the meeting and ask them to introduce you to every committee member. Although all of the main actions should be recorded in the minutes, it’s always beneficial for you and the committee to record the actions in a separate table too. As any PA knows, taking minutes is a challenging and essential skill. This guide provides some handy tips on getting it right, every time. Do your research.

2015 191

New Team Member Taniesha Gibson

Office Dynamics

She has held assistant management roles and developed staff training programs, organized training conferences, managed community forums and committee meetings, served as lead staff member to support the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Policy & Procedures Committee, and the Green & Renewable Energy Sector Committee. Office Dynamics has been growing by leaps and bounds this year and our team needed to grow as well!

2012 112

How to Choose the Right Forex Broker so You Don’t Get Scammed

Small Business CEO

The International Exchange Committee of the Bank for International Settlements, in one of its latest reports, indicated that it is feasible that the overall amount of Forex-related transactions was around $3.0 Statistics indicate that the Forex market is trading more than $1 trillion per day.

2020 63

How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

Success

Senate Special Committee on Aging states that seniors lose about $3 billion each year to online scams. If you’ve felt like the number of scammy emails coming through your inbox has risen in the last year, you’re not alone.

2021 98

Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting. Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away!

2017 165

The hidden world of London’s Livery Halls

Practically Perfect PA

There are three smaller private rooms on the 1 st floor, the Court Room, Luncheon Room and Committee room which are great rooms for presentation lunches and each boast their own style and theme. Split into three separate rooms the Livery Hall is a beautiful room with double height ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows, with a small court room beside for food service and committee room for private meetings this is a very conducive venue for conferences, banquets and receptions.

2015 194

6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers

Ian's Messy Desk

Ask current committee members to circulate the posting or suggest potential names. The post 6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Volunteers play a critical role in the operations of non-profit organizations and NGOs. For many organizations, volunteers can make the difference between successfully delivering services or program or falling short of their goals. However, it is becoming more difficult to recruit volunteers.

2019 130

On to the next task.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For example, if the date has been chosen I would file it like this: 2018-10-25 OTC Board of Directors meeting If I don't know the date yet I would file it like this: DRAFT OTC Audit Committee meeting And if I am not the organizer I would file it like this: DRAFT OTC Audit Committee meeting LINDA BROWN ORG This system keeps me straight. The way I work is to get things off my plate as soon as possible and move on to the next task.

2018 155

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn’t actually an accountant (thank God!). Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company’s clients.

2013 204

3 “Needs” of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? The post 3 “Needs” of Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log.

2013 176

Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time. These minutes were just from the main Committee meetings – I also had to attend and minute other meetings throughout the year. I absolutely loved the job but it did mean that I had to write 48 sets of minutes each year. It was a constant challenge to ensure that the minutes were accurate and delivered in a timely fashion. I also got very bored of writing minutes!

2014 197

How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

Put together a small planning committee where you can delegate tasks like researching venues and activities, and run ideas by various stakeholders. Keep your committee small, because while everyone has an opinion, you want to make sure you can make definitive decisions in a timely manner. This is a guest post contributed by Eleanor Whitney, editor of All Hands , a publication about life at work from Managed by Q. The benefits of team events are well known.

2018 140

These Are the 45 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Success

The next action I could take is to form a committee with specific team members to plan the day. Successful people maintain a positive focus in life, no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures.

2021 98

The World’s Your Oyster (if your virtual team is solid!)

Loosely Speaking

Whether your professional collaborations consist of committee work with peers, or you steer all your company operations via a team that’s spread throughout the globe, in this century many of us have occasion to work with people who aren’t in our same zipcode or timezone.

2012 109

3 Needs of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log. Does it need to be done ?

2013 166

Practically Perfect PA hits the road

Practically Perfect PA

Organising boards and Committee papers. After the success of the Assist Conference and Assist Travel, both of which are based in London. I have decided to hit the road and organise some events in other parts of the UK. Looking at where in the country the Practically Perfect PA readers are based I’ve decided to hitch my tent in Leeds and Edinburgh. So what do I have planned? Well, I’m going to run two free to attend events in Leeds and in Edinburgh.

2016 126

A day in the life: Saba Ali, Royal Academy of Dance

Practically Perfect PA

I provide extensive diary management including global travel arrangements, compile reports, agendas and for Committee and Board meetings. It’s difficult to say I have an average day as it depends what is happening in our calendar i.e. whether we have an event taking place, Board or Committee meetings taking place, if a complaint comes in or if there are press enquires due to a media story that’s broken. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 138

4 Phases of Building a Team That Embraces Personality and Individual Differences

Success

And frequently, that’s how executives think when they create teams, committees or task forces. “Round up the usual suspects,” the gendarme ordered in the famous line from the movie Casablanca.

2021 109

From melting steel to “concrete cancer”, our buildings aren’t designed to withstand climate change

Ideas.Ted

The village of Fairbourne in Wales has already been identified as a likely candidate, and a failure to act on both of these threats in the UK was highlighted in a recent report by the Climate Change Committee. Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives — including the buildings we live and work in. Most people in the US, for example, spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.

2021 59

Jasmine Freeman named Vice President,Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

Jasmine is the Ambassador Committee Chair and incoming Advisory Council Chair within the Vegas Young Professionals Organization, a division of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. November 7, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, For Immediate Release. Jasmine Freeman named Vice President, Office Dynamics International. Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant to Joan Burge , founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International , has been named an Officer of the Company, Vice President.

Minute-Taking Coach

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under the CEO's tutelage and with what my friend had taught me, I organized the next Board of Directors' meeting and all its Committees. I am one of those rare birds who actually enjoys taking minutes. I avoided taking them for years. I wouldn't apply for a job if I saw that minute taking was a requirement and if an employer ever suggested it, I threatened I would quit. However, when I finally decided to try it, I found I really liked it.

2018 140