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Brigade Management Team workshops
Timboon and Birregurra brigades recently took part in a two-hour interactive Brigade Management Team (BMT) workshop on meeting skills.
The workshops were held at their fire stations with the BMT and other interested brigade members.
The workshop was developed through the Volunteer Support Program to help brigades plan and run effective meetings. Topics covered include communication styles, encouraging participation, setting clear agendas, keeping to a timeframe, achieving outcomes and recording minutes.
The workshop is run as a guided discussion to help brigades recognise what they’re doing well, and perhaps pick up some ideas for improvements – whether in preparing for, running or following up on, action items after meetings.
Some comments from the workshop participants:
- "Interesting and informative."
- "Well run, thought provoking and helpful."
- "Enjoyable workshop. Has given the brigade a few pointers to improve on meetings."
You can download templates for agendas and minutes from Brigades Online – they're part of ‘The Very Handy Template Toolkit’.