Free workshop on 8 and 9 February 2011
The Language Centre will be presenting the popular workshop series on the writing of effective minutes free to university staff on 8 and 9 February. Participants have the option to attend either day1 or day 2 or both days in the series. However Day 1 equips the participant to fully engage with the topic on Day 2.
Day 1: Meeting and minute procedures
In this workshop you will get an opportunity to sharpen your minute-taking skills in an interactive, practical way. And you will have a chance to get answers to questions you have always wanted to ask about both taking effective minutes and the meeting process in general.
The presenter is Lorinda Nel, an authority in the field of minute writing. She has been involved in the Language Centre’s minute-writing workshops since 2006. The workshop will be presented in English.
Day 2: Writing skills for effective minutes
This full-day workshop is aimed at administrative personnel who are responsible for keeping the minutes of meetings in their work environments. The workshop will consist of a theoretical session and a more practical session. To make the practical session as valuable and relevant as possible for participants we require each participant to bring at least one set of minutes that he/she has written to the workshop. These minutes can be either in English or in Afrikaans.
During the morning session we will focus on the more general writing skills needed to write minutes. In the practical session after lunch each participant will have an opportunity to discuss the minutes that he/she has written with a writing consultant and receive answers to his/her own questions on the writing of minutes.
The presenter is Ruth Baitsewe who is an experienced lecturer and presenter of workshops on various subjects in the field of professional communication
Registration fee: The SU Skills Fund enables a limited number of SU staff members to attend this workshop free of charge. Please contact Audrey Poole for more information. In the event that a staff member sponsored by the Skills Fund does not attend the workshop, the complete registration fee will be charged to that member’s environment. The cost of attendance for the series is R2 490, R 1 210 for day 1 and R 1 560 for Day2 (SU staff get a discount of 10%).
Information and registration forms: More information and the regular registration form are available on the Language Centre’s web site at www.sun.ac.za/taalsentrum.
Further enquiries: Contact Audrey Poole (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel.: 021 808 2167)
Closing date for registrations: 2 February 2011