Nigel Ring on May 28th, 2010

The Importance of Minutes The lack of adequate minutes can lead to frustration and inefficiency. ‘Minutes’ may seem a bit formal but notes of some sort are not negotiable – a ‘must’ from every meeting if the full benefit of the meeting is to be realised. The detail included in these notes can vary – […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 7 – Taking minutes

Skill Chairing meetings is a skill; effective chairing is measured both by the outcomes of a meeting and the fulfilment of those attending. What I shall share here is for the more formal type of meeting and will need to be interpreted appropriately into different settings. Who should chair a meeting? Often the ‘senior’ person […]

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Nigel Ring on May 17th, 2010

International eNews Before continuing this series on Effective Meetings, and looking at Agendas, I want to commend the International eNews of Newfrontiers. Through this you can receive a monthly update of news around the world (see extract from the current one below) and have food for prayer for yourself or the church. To subscribe Click […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 5 – Agendas. A practical example

Nigel Ring on May 10th, 2010

Meeting with purpose Meetings should be purposeful and all attending must be clear about the purposes. To assist with this an agenda is essential. This may sound a bit formal for some meetings but even if it is constructed on arrival due to the meeting’s spontaneity it helps focus the minds of those attending on […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 4 – making an Agenda work for you

Nigel Ring on May 4th, 2010

In the last blog we looked at some of the core characteristics that are common to all meetings. Now we shall look at the different types of meeting. Types of meeting The types of meeting I attend fall into three categories: 1. Informal and often spontaneous 2. One in a defined series towards a particular goal 3. On-going […]

Continue reading about Effective Meetings pt 3 – Types of meeting