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This course covers the basics of what is expected when taking professional meeting minutes.

If people can't remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? This workshop will enable participants to understand their role as minute-taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.

 

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Recognize the importance of minute-taking.
  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization.
  • Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset minute-takers.
  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes.
  • Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting.
  • Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book.

 

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 1 Day R 2,299.00
Webinar 1 Day R 1,849.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.

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Information may change without notice.

Audience

Any individual wishing to improve up his / her skills in taking minutes

Pre-Requisites

Computer and word processing ability and basic business English writing skills.  Business experience would be valuable.

Course Outline / Curriculum

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

  • The Role of a Minute Taker
    • To begin, participants will discuss the role of a minute taker. They will also explore common problems and solutions in small groups.
  • The Skills of a Minute Taker
    • Next, participants will learn about the three key skills that a minute taker must have: an ability to listen, critical thinking skills, and good organization techniques.
  • Meeting Agreements
    • This session will discuss meeting agreements and give participants three templates to take away and customize.
  • Styles of Minutes
    • During this session, participants will look at samples of three types of minutes: formal, informal, and action.
  • What Do I Record?
    • Next, participants will learn what to record during a meeting.
  • Techniques for Preparing Minutes
    • This session will give participants the tools for creating minutes, including organization methods, techniques for writing drafts, and proofreading tips.
  • Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
    • During this session, participants will learn how their role as a minute-taker will be different in an interactive meeting.
  • The Minute Book
    • To wrap up the day, participants will learn how to build and maintain a minute book.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    • At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Schedule Dates and Booking

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Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Start Date End Date Branch Status  
Fri 21 May 2021 Fri 21 May 2021 Not Applicable Provisional