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Introduction to Committee Servicing (Beginner Level)

Course Overview Dates, venues and booking

Who is it for?
Colleagues who are required to service a committee or working group as part of their role and have little to no previous experience.

Session Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding how to service a committee meeting, with reference to general governance principles and the University’s governance structure. The session will also inform participants of the basic principles of taking minutes.


  • What is governance?
  • The University’s governance structure
  • Pre-meeting preparation
  • Agenda-setting
  • Committee papers
  • Why are minutes necessary?
  • Basic principles of taking minutes

Note: If participants already have some experience of committee-servicing and are more interested in developing their minute-taking skills the Making Every Minute Count (Intermediate Level) session may be more appropriate.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Whilst there isn't any pre-work for this workshop, participants are welcome to familiarise themselves with the Institutional Governance webpages.

Led by:

Emma Tew and Sophie Black, who are both Assistant Registrars in the Governance Team

If you are interested in attending a future session, please complete your details on the Mailing List form. We will contact you as soon as the next date is announced.

Any questions?

Please contact openprogrammeadmin at warwick dot ac dot uk