Agenda (Communication)

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  • A word derived from the plural gerundive of the Latin verb agere, meaning “to do.” Thus, in modern parlance it is a list of things to do or discuss in a set order at a meeting. The agenda begins with a call to order and ends with a call for adjournment. During the meeting, the agenda may also include approval of the minutes, old business, and new business. An agenda can also be called “orders of the day.” In this case, the participants usually get the list of activities before the meeting takes place. Usually, the agenda serves as a guide for the leader of the meeting and, distributed beforehand, allows participants to prepare for the discussions. Usually, the person who sets the agenda, for ...

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