When it is time to plan a meeting, whether for business or otherwise, you should not have to waste time creating an agenda from scratch. Many meeting agenda templates for Microsoft Word can get you off to a great and efficient start.
Team Meeting Agendas
Team meetings can often have a more casual feel to them. The following templates reflect that style and are effective tools at the same time.
The team meeting agenda template from TidyForms provides an informal look and feel with a bit of color, while getting the job done. Each agenda topic includes a spot for the team member’s name along with a helpful checkbox.
This alternative team meeting agenda template from TidyForms has a very organized look, feel, and format. With a basic gray background, the table structure works well providing a comprehensive agenda.
Staff Meeting Agendas
For meetings with your staff, these templates include all of the information you need. With both physical location and conference number details, attendee and presenter name fields, and clearly marked sections, you can just swap out the details as needed.
Vertex42’s business meeting agenda template is in a classic outline structure which makes it easy to read.
The second business meeting agenda template from Vertex42 has the same header as the outline template above, but encompasses the body in a table structure. For many, this provides a cleaner and more professional view.
Formal and Board Meeting Agendas
For a formal meeting agenda, you want to have a well-organized, comprehensive, and crisp meeting agenda. The formal meeting agenda template from Office Templates Online accomplishes that. With an elegant black and white table structure, this is the perfect template for your formal meeting agendas.
If you have ever attended or planned a board meeting, then you know that the agenda includes much more information than a simple team meeting agenda.
The board meeting agenda template from TidyForms contains details for treasurers, administrative reports, approvals, minutes, proposals, and much more in its three pages. With a simple outline format, it is both easy to edit and read.
Seminars and Client Meeting Agendas
When you are planning a meeting or seminar and the agenda is itinerary-based, then the format needs to reflect that. This meeting agenda template from TidyForms is effective for those types of meetings. With times listed on the left and titles for those time periods in bold font, it allows the attendees to clearly see what events are happening when.
Another meeting itinerary template from TidyForms achieves the same task by highlighting the times and events. For use with smaller amounts of details, this template is an effective option.
Committee and Community Meeting Agendas
For church, school, and homeowner’s association or committee meetings, these two templates provide the essentials. Just swap out the title, dates, location, and names as needed. Both templates are from Vertex42 and are only different in their format.
The committee meeting template is in a classic outline structure which is a format most are accustomed to already.
The alternative committee meeting agenda template has the same header as the outline template above, but the body is within a table structure instead. For many this provides a simpler view.
Specific to Word 2016
If you are using Word 2016, you already have access to several useful meeting agenda templates. Simply go to File > New to open the template section. Type in the word Agenda to view the available selection.
Formal and Informal Meeting Agendas
From board meetings to those for small teams, Word 2016 provides nicely-formatted and easy-to-use agenda templates. The formal meeting agenda template is in a nice outline format with Times New Roman font for a classic look and feel. The basics include roll call, approval, open issues, and new business.
The informal agenda template is ideal for team meetings. It has a clean interface in a table format, which makes it easy to enter information, and the date field uses a convenient drop-down calendar.
Community, Committee, and Itinerary Meeting Agendas
For meetings outside of the workplace, an attractive agenda that is also functional is the way to go.
The community meeting agenda is set on a nice artistic style background for a classy look. The necessary items are all included, such as roll call, old and new business, and calendar. This template also has options to include chairperson and treasurer reports.
For committee meetings, the template titled PTA Meeting Agenda works well. This is an itinerary-based template, so it is easy to scan and view what is happening at specific times.
If you are planning an all-day meeting, seminar, or one-on-one appointment, this client visit template is time-based like the PTA Meeting Agenda and provides a very simple format. The date field is a drop-down calendar making it simple to pop in the date.
Do You Prefer Templates or Creating Agendas From Scratch?
Some people enjoy creating their own meeting agendas and if you do not plan meetings frequently, then it makes sense, especially if you like doing it. But, if you plan meetings on a constant basis, templates can save you tons of time and energy, allowing you to spend more time on important tasks.
What are your thoughts on meeting agenda templates? Do you think they save you time or are you better off creating your own? Please share your comments with us below!
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