Minute Taking Course

Become a confident, accurate minute taker.
Learn to take clear notes & produce concise, polished minutes.

Minute Taking Course
Course overview

Producing accurate, easy-to-understand minutes is vital to an organisation’s decision-making process. Taking the minutes of fast-moving and large meetings is a complex skill.

Without training, minutes may be too scanty or too comprehensive, unclear and disjointed, or fall short of accurately reporting the meeting and the actions to be taken.

This practical one day minute taking training course will show you the process step-by-step from pre-meeting preparation through to distribution of the final document.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify everything needed to prepare for and set up a meeting for maximum effectiveness
  • Write and distribute meeting agendas
  • Take accurate notes during the meeting and work with the meeting chairman
  • Seek clarification and document the key decisions taken at a meeting
  • Convert your notes into clear, effective minutes
Audience

You don’t need any prior experience to attend this course.

If you are not an experienced minute taker it is useful, if possible, for you to have a go at taking some minutes of a meeting or similar. It will help bring the learning to life for you.

Course Details
  • Understanding the purpose of the meeting
  • The type of meeting
  • The meeting agenda
  • The purpose and value of notes or minutes
  • Notifying participants / Arranging the meeting
  • Working with the chair and meeting participants
  • Meeting roles and dynamics
  • Helping to keep to time
  • Developing listening skills
  • What to record – the important vs. the irrelevant
  • Who needs to know what
  • Achieving accuracy, brevity and clarity
  • Using the appropriate structure and style
  • Efficient use of your time and the attendees
  • How to present the information to the best effect

During this session, you are guided to prepare a personalised action plan of how you will apply the skills and knowledge that you have learned during the day when you return to work.

Your Trainer

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

Locations
Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 0203 143 8100
London Training Centre
8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100

Directions

Private courses

Let us know exactly what you need and we’ll happily create a custom course for you.

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?

The Day

You don’t need to bring anything with you to our training courses.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm.

We include everything you need for a really enjoyable, productive day:

  • Plenty of refreshments and biscuits throughout the day.
  • A tasty, freshly prepared lunch.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditions training rooms.
  • A full-colour minute-taking book to take home with you

There is no dress code. Please come dressed in whatever you are most comfortable in.

 

Reviews

We’ve won the Feefo Gold award for customer service 6 years in a row. Over 1000 people have taken Minute taking course. And some of them are from following companies.

Producing accurate, easy-to-understand minutes is vital to an organisation’s decision-making process. Taking the minutes of fast-moving and large meetings is a complex skill. Without training, minutes may be too scanty or too comprehensive, unclear and disjointed, or fall short of accurately reporting the meeting and the actions to be taken. This practical one day minute taking training course will show you the process step-by-step from pre-meeting preparation through to distribution of the final document. By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify everything needed to prepare for and set up a meeting for maximum effectiveness
  • Write and distribute meeting agendas
  • Take accurate notes during the meeting and work with the meeting chairman
  • Seek clarification and document the key decisions taken at a meeting
  • Convert your notes into clear, effective minutes

Minute Taking