This one-day instructor-led Minute Taking course has been designed to enable participants to understand and practice the skills needed for preparing accurate and effective records of meetings, conferences, and presentations. (Course outline below)
This course will benefit all individuals whose role in the workplace includes responsibility for taking and preparing Minutes. Delegates will learn how to structure quality minutes, techniques to record information consisely, and gain confidence as they develop their skills during the day.
We deliver minute-taking courses to organisations across the UK, including the NHS, government agencies, charities, and commercial companies.
Over the years we have developed and improved this course to ensure that attendees can take minutes in an effective manner. This course involves lots of practice and feedback to ensure these skills are mastered. There are 3 ways our trainers can teach these Minute Taking skills – training at your premises as an in-house tailored course, delivering regular one-day scheduled public courses at our venues, or delivering remotely via Zoom and Teams.
Onsite Tailored Courses:
This 1 Day Course can be customised to focus on the topics of most relevance and use your organisation’s house style if requested. Our training advisors will understand your objective and requirements and then use their knowledge to suggest possible solutions.
Closed-tailored courses are available on your site or remotely delivered for £695.00 plus vat (up to 8 attendees).
This includes trainer travel, reasonable customisation and course certificates for each attendee.
This is perfect when organisations have one or two people who would benefit from the training. We host these courses across England in small groups on scheduled days.
Scheduled public courses are held at Preston, Liverpool, Manchester & London.
The style and formality of meetings can vary depending on the company or organisation but in most cases Minutes are required to provide a record of what happened. This one day instructor led course has been designed to enable delegates to understand and practise the skills needed for preparing accurate and effective Minutes of meetings, conferences and presentations.
Preparation for the Meeting
Administration for the meeting
Setting the Agenda
Different styles of Agenda
Preparing an Agenda
Distributing the documentation
During the Meeting
Listening and summarising
Different styles of notes
Writing the Minutes
Different styles of Minutes
Sections of Minutes
Writing clearly and concisely
Decisions and actions
Drawing up an action plan
Refining your technique
Who will benefit from the Minute Taking Skills course?
This course will benefit all individuals whose role in the workplace includes responsibility for taking and preparing Minutes. Delegates new to Minute taking will have an opportunity to gain in confidence as they develop their skills during the day.
By the end of the course delegates will have gained the following benefits:
Developed an appreciation of the importance of preparation before the meeting
Practised improving listening skills
Gained an understanding of what needs to be recorded
Practised taking down the notes
Looked at how to produce the final professional document