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Minutes for a Firm Foundation

August 17

Gain an advanced understanding of effective minutes and how to apply this knowledge to situations in the workplace.

Effective minutes serve as a major pillar in the structural foundation of an organization. The information contained in these minutes provides historical facts, not opinions, for future growth and development of the organization. Too often, too much unnecessary information is included in the minutes. As a skilled paralegal professional, effective minute production is a key factor in not only the growth and development of the organization, but also in the professional advancement of the paralegal. By actively participating in this topic based on Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th Edition, you should be equipped with advanced knowledge of effective minutes and be able to apply this knowledge to situations encountered in the workplace.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Preparation of Agenda
  • Who and When Produced
  • Content
  • Use of Consent Agenda
Preparation for Effective Minute Taking
  • Tools for Successful Production, Skeleton Minutes
  • Motion Forms
  • Recording Results and Votes - What Was Done, Not Said
Final Production of Minutes
  • Line Number Minutes on Draft
  • Special Committee to Approve the Minutes' Preparation and Follow up
  • Disposal of Recording Devices and Ballots
  • Changes to Minutes and How to Record
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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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This course was last revised on January 22, 2016.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.5 hour(s).
     
  • NFPA 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for 1.5 hours of NFPA continuing education credit.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, associates, and other legal professionals.

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Why Lorman?

Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Sandra K. Olson, PRP

Sandra K. Olson, PRP

Sandra K. Olson, PRP

  • Current president of the NAP Educational Foundation and diamond life contributor of NAPEF
  • Served as two-term national secretary of the National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Practice emphasizes serving as an effective organizational officer, presiding, serving as a parliamentarian, writing effective minutes, opinion writing, professional ethics, teaching of meeting management skills, and scriptwriting
  • Served as a business instructor at Central Community College, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Served as a parliamentary coach and judge for youth competitions for the Future Business Leaders of America and Family Career and Community Leaders of America, with teams placing in the top ten teams in the nation
  • Conducts regular local, state, and national seminars and workshops on numerous on meeting management skills including minutes production
  • Produced several publications related to the areas of meeting management including co-author of Conventions A to Z
  • Recipient of the AK-SAR-BEN Ike Friedman Educational Leadership Award, 2001; the Nebraska Phil Evans Leah Koester Achievement Award, 2020; and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018 from the University of Nebraska in Kearney
  • Holds membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians, National Education Association, past president of Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians and Nebraska State Business Education Association, PEO, Alpha Delta Kappa
  • B.A. degree in education
  • Can be contacted at 308-380-6017 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409180
Published 2016, 2021
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