Learn how to produce accurate, effective minutes in a relaxed fashion.

Producing clear, easy-to-understand minutes is vital to an organisation’s decision-making processes. Without training, minutes may fall short of accurately reporting the meeting and the actions to be taken.

This practical one-day minute taking training course will lead you step-by-step through the process from meeting preparation, active listening and note-taking though to the final production of the minutes.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable taking minutes for a variety of different types of meeting.

✔ A complete beginner’s course that covers all of the basics.
✔ Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course, you will be confident taking minutes for a variety of different types of meetings.

This is achieved through practical minute taking exercises and, ideally, the use of real-life examples from your work.

If at all possible, please bring along copies of minutes you have previously produced or details of meetings which you will be taking minutes for (and if possible examples of previous minutes from these).

These examples will be used as the basis of the examples for the course.

Am I Ready For This Course?

You do not need any previous experience to attend this course.


The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments and biscuits throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment, fully air-conditioned training facilities and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour manual to keep which covers everything in the course.
✔ A USB stick so that you can take slides and notes home with you.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance.

This course runs in conjunction with our sister company, Development Academy, which is focused on professional development training.

  • Understanding the purpose of the meeting
  • The type of meeting
  • The meeting agenda
  • The purpose and value of notes or minutes
  • Notifying participants/arranging the meeting


  • Working with the chair and meeting participants
  • Meeting roles and dynamics
  • Helping to keep to time
  • Developing listening skills
  • What to record – the important vs. the irrelevant
  • Who needs to know what
  • Achieving accuracy, brevity and clarity
  • Using the appropriate structure and style
  • Efficient use of your time and the attendees
  • How to present the information to the best effect

During this session, you produce a personal plan for how you will practically apply the skills and knowledge gained on the course when you return to the workplace.