Mastering Meeting Minutes: Episode 6 – “Approve Minutes of Last Meeting”


Welcome back to our enlightening video series, “Managing the Minutes Lifecycle,” inspired by Sylvia Groves’ acclaimed book “AAA+ minutes” from Governance Studio. In this sixth episode, “Approve Minutes of Last Meeting,” we delve deep into the vital process of reviewing, discussing, and officially approving the minutes of the previous meeting.

Streamlining the Approval Process

The approval of meeting minutes is a critical step in the governance process. In “Approve Minutes of Last Meeting,” we explore the best practices and strategies for ensuring a smooth, efficient, and accurate approval process.

Here’s what you can expect in this episode:

  1. Navigating Approval Discussions: Learn how to guide the approval discussions effectively. We’ll provide insights into facilitating meaningful conversations among meeting participants, addressing any concerns, and ensuring clarity.
  2. Handling Amendments: Discover the art of handling amendments to meeting minutes. Understand when and how to incorporate changes while maintaining a clear record of what was originally discussed and decided.
  3. Finalizing Minutes: The finalization of minutes is crucial for their integrity. We’ll share expert tips on creating a polished, professional document that accurately reflects the meeting’s proceedings.
  4. Compliance and Time Savings: Stay compliant with organizational and legal requirements while saving valuable time during the approval process. We’ll discuss how proper minute-taking practices can streamline this essential step.


“Approve Minutes of Last Meeting” is your guide to achieving excellence in the approval process. Whether you’re a seasoned minute-taker or new to the role, this episode equips you with the knowledge and strategies needed to enhance the quality and integrity of your meeting minutes.

Ready to streamline your approval processes and ensure accurate minutes? Download the full video series now and gain access to expert guidance that will transform the way you approach your meeting minutes. With “Managing the Minutes Lifecycle,” you’re on the path to achieving excellence in governance and decision-making.

Watch the entire series here if you are interested in learning more.

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