Effective Minutes Taking Training

Accurate minute taking is needed for the function of meetings. Without an accurate account of what was discussed, direction can be lost and mistakes made. The importance of minute taking in the daily operations of organisations is essential for safeguarding and other matters. A concise presentation of information that is available to all who are involved is paramount.

This course aims to enhance the ability of those responsible for documenting meetings through minute and note-taking by covering the relevant scenarios related to the participant’s organisation.

Key features:

  • How to recognise your own barriers to active listening,
  • How to help maintain concentration and capture key points
  • Where to use a variety of note-taking techniques to suit the type of meeting
  • When to pick out key points from discussions
  • How to Plan and manage meetings jointly with the Chair, being clear about expectations of the role
  • How to contribute effectively to the meeting, clarifying points when necessary

Designed for:

Anyone who is involved in Minute Taking

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will leave with a clear understanding of what comprises as effective minute taking. New tool and methods will be shared with participants to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Learning resources:

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Face to Face

Virtual Training
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10:00 - 16:00




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