Minute Taking


1 day

Course overview

This course will help you to plan meetings and type up minutes in an effective and structured way. Focusing on understanding the importance of an agenda and how to take notes during meetings, this session will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to support people chairing meetings, make efficient use of attendees’ time and ensure that everyone is clear of the actions required of them following the meeting.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for taking and distributing minutes of meetings

Course content

  • Recognise the purpose and importance of minutes
  • Understand the minute taker’s role
  • Know how to plan and prepare a meeting
  • Understand the importance of an agenda
  • How to take notes during a meeting
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Select and record key points and actions
  • Writing up minutes effectively (layout, grammar, content)

Benefits for the individual

  • Be able to plan meetings more effectively
  • Improve note-taking in meetings
  • Save time writing up minutes
  • Gain confidence in writing minutes

Benefits for the organisation

  • Reduce costs and improve efficiency
  • Increase productivity
  • Clearer organisational communication
  • Relevant and accurate information

For further information, please e-mail: helen@helenhamilton.co.uk