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.
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.
Save up to 10% by booking and paying
10 business days before the course.
Information may change without notice.
Any individual wishing to improve up his / her skills in taking minutes
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.
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.
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
Schedule Dates and Booking
There are currently no scheduled dates.
Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule
a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the
button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates
interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit
your paid booking.
Should you need this course urgently, the following options are
Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will
schedule the course as soon as possible.
If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate
a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended
learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with
some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what
your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have
paid for 3 delegates at least.
Bringing your own PC
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your
computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day
of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our