Note Taking & Minutes for Meetings – Training Course Outline
Most people have to take notes or minutes of meetings occasionally as part of their work. You may also need to set agendas, manage meetings and ensure they cover the necessary content while also running to time.
Being able to write accurate and timely summaries is extremely important for documenting meetings with colleagues, the public or other organisations. Attending a note and minute taking course will help you to do this as effectively as possible and decide what is relevant and what you can leave out from your record.
Without a solid foundation in listening, writing and editing skills, Note takers may lack confidence in their ability to produce accurate and readable minutes. This meeting minutes course discusses good listening techniques, includes organisational hints and tips for Note takers, and covers grammar, punctuation and proof–reading to make sure the final document is completely professional. Delegates also share ideas about what works for them.
What you will learn on this minute taking course
By the end of the course, you will know how to:
Create an effective agenda that will help your meeting run smoothly
Listen actively for relevant content and know how to maintain concentration
Use a variety of techniques to ensure you have the best support when note taking
Avoid common grammatical and punctuation mistakes
Write in a clear, concise style and be aware of accepted minuting conventions
Use impartial and accurate descriptions that convey your content effectively and professionally
Give your meeting notes that final polish before you send them
What our customers say
“I enjoyed this course very much. It was very informative and helpful, but in an engaging way. Thank you.”
DW, Lancaster City Council
“Excellent course and very enjoyable.”
“This course has helped me to identify my problem with ‘minute taking’. It has also given me the confidence to produce better formatted minutes.”
YB, Quality Improvement Agency for Lifelong Learning
How we deliver the course
This course is available as a one–day, private tutor led session. You also have the option of: