Practical Minutes & Note Taking Skills

Precise minute-taking is essential for the purpose of meetings. Colleagues and teams can lose their sense of direction and misinterpretation of notes recorded can often lead to mistakes, if there is no accurate log of what was conversed.

This course will train your abilities to effectively take minutes. Discover how to apprehend and document the most important information, enhance your skills, and increase your knowledge required to accomplish and unlock techniques for this core skill in your role.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcome

Key Training Features:

  • Evaluate your personal hurdles to active listening, attentiveness and capture of main points
  • Discover a range of minute-taking methods to match meeting style
  • Learn to select the most important notes from the discussions
  • Explore how to plan and manage meetings (with the Chair) and how to actively get involved and be an effective minute taker through clarification and communication.

Who Can Attend:

This course is designed for secretaries and those handling and organising meetings. This training is also applicable for anyone at any level or sector, looking to enhance their personal development to strengthen their minute-taking skills.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be confident in capturing main points of the meeting and produce



10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Civil Service College, Westminister, London


Face to Face 16 October 2024 Book7

Virtual 10 December 2024 Book7

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