Minute Taking

This course is designed to remove the hassle & uncertainty factors from the minute taking process by applying simple & effective principles to the process to maintain accurate, succinct, objective and business-like records.

Through expert tuition & practical exercises you will learn how to record minutes with greater efficiency as well as how to structure, draft & edit your minutes.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is responsible for recording minutes and/or preparing meeting agendas and who wants to be more effective in their role.

Course Overview

  • Understanding Your Role: Before, During & After
  • Drafting and Agreeing Agenda Items and Order of Business
  • Issuing the Meeting Notice
  • Assessing Meeting Requirements, Asserting Your Role and Managing Expectations
  • Listening Skills for the Meeting Environment
  • Getting Clarification from the Chair
  • Selecting Relevant Information & Constructing Key Points
  • Taking & Structuring Effective Meeting Notes
  • From Meeting Notes to Draft Minutes
  • Structuring, Drafting, Editing & Distributing Your Minutes

Where possible, participants should bring a sample of minutes they have produced or of the type of minutes they will be expected to produce.

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare and agree agendas with greater purpose
  • Clarify the minute taking requirements of each meeting
  • Navigate the minute taking process more confidently
  • Develop the full potential of your role

What Past Participants Say...

“Very engaging, informative, knowledgeable trainer.”

“Very informative and helpful. Excellent tutor.”

“Really interactive, loads of exercises to test knowledge, lots of opportunities to ask questions.”

“I feel so much more relaxed about taking minutes now.”

“Very informative and worthwhile course.”

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