October 27-30, 2024 / Gaylord Rockies / Aurora, CO


Motions, Voting, and Bylaws in Minute Taking

Oct 29 2024

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM MT

Deep Dive Room 4

Do you ever second-guess yourself when taking minutes? Do you wonder if you really are completing your minutes in the proper/legal way? How much is too much information, and how much isn’t enough when documenting decisions, discussions, and voting?

Minute Taking is a skill that needs to be learned and perfected. Just taking down what happens in the meeting isn’t going to be enough if your minutes end up in court. Learn how to protect your company and its officers. Discuss what needs to be captured during discussions and decisions, and why.

You’ll learn:

  • What are bylaws and what do I need to know about them?
  • The difference between decisions and motions
  • The proper way to document a motion/decision
  • Voting: including votes for and against, as well as those who abstain
  • What to do when a vote is tied
  • How to edit a motion after it has been voted on
  • Documenting amendments
  • Online voting
  • Approval of previous minutes when there are changes to the document
  • Who can make motions and who can’t

Understanding corporate governance isn’t something you intuitively know. Knowing how to deal with bylaws, decision making, motions, and voting is either right or it is wrong. Ensure your minutes are right every time! 


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