Activating meeting reports

Content information

This workshop will teach you to apply basic principles of reader-oriented writing in meeting reports so you will be able to quickly write a clear report after a meeting.

Most meeting reports are structured intuitively: de participants try to summarize the main topics of a meeting as well as possible. However, writing a good report is not easy: a good report is well-structured and accessible, but also as concise as possible. An activating report also highlights the made decisions and negotiated action points. Furthermore, objectivity and accuracy are also important quality requirements.

A range of practical exercises are used to introduce the basic principles or a clear and activating report. Participants are asked to bring their own reports to the workshop. After the general introduction, these will be analyzed. Tips for improving and refining will be shared.

Useful info

Special information:
You can only register (*) for this course via the UGent portal.

(*) How?

  1. Log in to Athena
  2. Navigate to Office
  3. Select Apollo
  4. Click “Personeel”
  5. Click “Vorming”, then “Catalogus”
  6. Search (or navigate to) the course of your choice and click “Inschrijven”


Number of tuition hours : 3


Number of hours per week : 1 x 3

This workshop forms part of a trajectory of 3 x 3 hours aimed at improving written production in Dutch. The workshops can be attended separately or as a trajectory. The workshop “Reader-Oriented Writing” is regarded as the overarching basic module of the trajectory and should ideally (though not necessarily so) precede the others.

Hand-outs available at: UCT

For who?: Ghent University staff (Administrative and technical staff)