Masterclass on Writing Minutes of Meetings


Training investment is inclusive of an e-certificate and a printed learning material

P 4,880.00 / person - when you register and pay on or before July 24

P 5,880.00 / person - Regular Rate

Add P450 for a printed copy of a certificate of attendance inclusive of delivery charge

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 & 25, 2023 * 1:30PM TO 4:45PM VIA ZOOM

This Masterclass training is intended to provide minute-takers an understanding of the importance of their role and practical techniques for producing minutes that contain essential information in concise and efficient language.

The modules include a step-by-step guide from preparing for the documentary and physical requirement of a meeting, writing an effective agenda, taking down effective notes, using standard terminology in minutes writing, and more! The session will combine instructional, interactive discussions and exercises, with suggested templates you can take back to your workplace and immediately use in meetings.

This is the only program that will teach you the best practices in minute taking and provide you vital information on the legal guidelines and regulations on meetings mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Course Director & Lecturer

Atty Danny Espejo Bunyi


He is a Certified Compliance Officer which he obtained certification from the American Academy of Financial Management. He is a senior partner at Divina Law. His expertise include Corporate, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Trust, and Special Projects with emphasis on regulatory compliance (AMLC, SEC, IC, etc), corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate housekeeping, financing documentation, cross-border transactions, and trust operations & investments. His previous positions include having been a senior vice president at the Development Bank of the Philippines and corporate secretary in charge of compliance, first vice president and chief compliance officer at Robinsons Bank, and first vice president and head of the Legal Services Group of Robinsons Savings Bank.

Who Should Attend?

  • Board Directors
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Minute-Takers
  • Everyone interested to learn minute taking of meetings
Course Outline

Module One: Introduction


This module provides an overview of minute taking and introduces you to the fundamentals that all minute-takers should know. It explains what minute taking is, its importance, and what your role as minute-taker entails.

             • What is minute taking?
             • Why is minute taking important?
             • The minute-taker
             • The minute-taker's role
             • The chairperson and other participants

Module Two: Preparation


This module looks at the preparatory stage of the minute taking process. We will explain the importance of producing agendas and templates, researching agenda items, procuring appropriate equipment for use during the meeting, taking certain documents to the meeting, and coordination with other persons responsible for the meeting.

Part 1 - Documentation


             • The agenda vs. the by-laws, business practice
             • Preparing an agenda
             • Agenda items for prior action
             • Preparing templates
             • Coordination - assistants, managers, others

Part 2 - Physical set-up


             • Preparing the meeting room
             • What equipment will I need?
             • Anything I should avoid using?
             • Arranging for other (special) equipment

Module Three: At the Meeting


This module provides a comprehensive guide to taking notes effectively during a meeting. We will walk you through what your notes should include, what information you should focus on, and how to assist in maintaining focus on the agenda.

Part 1 - Skills & Etiquette


Part 2 - The Meeting Itself


             • Styles in taking minutes
             • Recording motions/ resolutions
             • What next: action points
             • Maintaining focus on the agenda

Module Four: After the Meeting


This module will teach you how to best write the official Minutes once you have made notes on key details. We will discuss writing style options, must-include items, and what to do once you complete the Minutes.

             • Actually writing the minutes - when, what, how
             • Minutes styles
             • Approved items, action points, timetables
             • Some standard provisions, useful terms
             • The finished minutes - what to do next

Module Five: Interactive session/ workshop


Summary of session & take-aways

Attendees from the government are exempted from the P2,000.00 limit set by COA for attending training provided by the private sector based on Department of Budget and Management Circular No. 563 dated April 22, 2016.

Attending this training is not covered by Philippine Procurement Law or RA 9184 based on its Revised IRR’s Section 4.5-b. which classifies training continuing education, conferences and similar activities as "non-procurement activities that shall be governed by applicable COA, CSC, and DBM rules".
Contact Details

Contact Person: Aiza Cuenca
Mobile Number (+63 998) 510-3748
Telefax: (+632) 8842-7148 or 59
Email: aiza.cgbp@yahoo.com

Account Name: Center for Global Best Practices Foundation, Inc.

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Unionbank: 0013-3002-7702
PNB: 1477-7000-0961
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