Practical Minute & Note Taking Skills

Have you ever sat through a meeting with your colleagues’ and find yourself missing the important notes from the discussions, couldn’t remember what was said or feel that constant rush to try and catch up as you linger to jot every word for word?

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.

'Practical Minute & Note Taking Skills' course will train your abilities to effectively minute take. Discover how to apprehend and document the most important information, enhance your skills and increase your knowledge required to accomplish and unlock technique for this core skill in your role.

This course within our Professional Development Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

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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 out 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 online virtual course is designed for secretaries and those in charge with handling and organising the 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.

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10:00 - 16:00


£495 + VAT


Zoom or MS Teams

Face to Face

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In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

Tailored in-house training

Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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