'The majority of meetings should be discussions that lead to decisions.”
Patrick Lencioni, American author and speaker
From formal AGMs to weekly staff gatherings, as a minute taker you’ll be expected to provide an accurate record of meetings to ensure that the right amount of detail for follow up decisions is recorded - as well as a clear summary for future action and reflection.
Common concerns we hear from people who attend this course include:
- I’ve never taken minutes before – what do I do?
- How do I know what to minute and what not to?
- What happens if I don’t hear something?
- What are my responsibilities?
This Form-level course will guide you through the minute taking process and your responsibilities as a minute-taker, equipping you with the essential skills and knowledge you need for successful preparation, listening, understanding, note-taking and minute writing. The event is highly participative and provides an opportunity for every delegate to take notes in an agreed format.
All of our trainers are experts in their field and have many years’ experience in writing business documents and training people in how to be effective minute-takers.
Minute-Taking Essentials is part of our Business Writing ‘Progressive Portfolio’, structured to support your initial learning and ongoing development.
This Form-level course is aimed at anyone who’s new to taking minutes or wants to improve their capability and/or confidence in minute taking, for example at:
- Team meetings
- Formal meetings
- Ad-hoc meetings
- Regulatory meetings
If you need more comprehensive and in-depth training in minute-taking, try our one day Concise Minute Taking course (MPDCMT).