Minute Taking Skills

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  • 30-11-1999
Price (exc vat): £280 -25%
PrintDURATION: 1 day
TIME: 09:30 to 16:30 GMT

[25% Discount - now £210] This Minute Taking course provides you with practical guidance on the wider process of administering effective meetings, as well as providing the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in taking accurate and concise minutes.

About Minute Taking Skills

The design of this Minute Taking course reflects that minute takers can do more than provide a concise record of the meetings they attend. It provides delegates with practical guidance on the wider process of administering effective meetings, as well as providing the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in taking accurate and concise minutes. Delegates will consider the full cycle of events leading up to meetings and how best to prepare for them. The skills of listening, note taking and minute writing will be practiced.

Delivery Method

The course will be delivered through a variety of participative training methods designed to meet the objectives. This provides you with skills development whilst maintaining your interest and motivation. Methods include group discussion and tutor input, practical exercises and mini-case studies conducted individually, in pairs and in groups where appropriate. The course concludes with an action plan detailing how you will apply what you’ve learnt on return to the workplace and to whom you can turn for further coaching and support.

Courseware: The course is reinforced by handouts covering all the main objectives and exercises during the day. These handouts provide a valuable aide-memoire to support learning on return to the workplace.

Tailored Training

If you have four or more delegates who need this course or any of our other courses; we can offer a tailored training solution to meet your exact needs. Courses can be held at one of our training venues or on-site using a suitable meeting room. We can provide laptops, software and training materials and be very cost effective. Please contact us for more information.

Course Includes

  • Lunch and Refreshments – let us know if you have any special dietary needs. [Excluding London]
  • Certificate on completion
  • Post course support

Aim & Objectives

Aim

To develop effective minute taking skills and techniques.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the purpose and types of meetings
  • Identify key roles
  • Employ good minute taking techniques
  • Take appropriate minutes
  • Carry out editing and proofreading

Course Content

  • Understanding the meeting structure
  • Explore a case study
  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Minute taking skills
  • Meeting checklist
  • Improve your active listening skills
  • Minute taking problems and solutions
  • Meeting agenda
  • Minute taking styles
  • Just a minute
  • Proof reading and editing
  • Meeting minute taking
  • Mastering minute taking skills and techniques
  • Managing meetings for future success
  • Summary and action plan

Video Testimonials

Post Course Feedback from recent delegates

Minute Taking 1

The Minute Taking course was very useful, informative and helpful. The trainer “Caroline” was very knowledgeable; course materials were excellent and the training environment was perfect. Thanks again. O.F.

Minute Taking 2

The Minute Taking course was excellent; exactly what I needed to learn. What I can say is “overly brilliant”. A.S.

Minute Taking 3

The course was very useful as in the past I have hated Minute Taking. I now feel I have a much better understanding and feel more confident. The content was relevant and informative. Caroline was excellent. H.S.

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