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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:

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.”

PM, APACS

“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:

Course Contents

1. What should good minutes achieve?

2. Are you listening?

Pre–Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

3. Organisational hints, tips and tools for note taking and managing the meeting

4. How’s your handwriting?

5. What makes a good agenda?

6. The right minutes for your meeting – layout and style

7. Techniques for writing good notes or minutes

8. Polishing your prose

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For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on–line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)844 445 7743.

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