Become a relaxed, efficient minute taker.

Courses available live online, at your offices or at our training centres.

Minute Taking Courses

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Locations

London Training Courses
Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge St
London, EC4V 6AL
Tel: 0203 603 0150

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Guildford Training Courses
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 688 488

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Private Minute Taking Courses

Looking for private group training or a 1-2-1 session?
Our custom courses are organised on dates to suit you, either at your office or ours whichever you’d prefer.
Our free pre-course reviews ensure that custom courses focus on the exact topics that you need to cover.

The Training Day

Course Times

9.15 - 9.30
Arrival
9.30 - 10.45
Training Session 1
10.45 - 11.00
Break
11.00 - 12.30
Training Session 2
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch
13.30 - 14.45
Training Session 3
14.45 - 15.00
Break
15.00 - 16.30
Training Session 4

What's Included

Everything you need for a great day's training.

A full-colour manual to keep A full-colour manual to keep
A USB stick to take documents home on A USB stick to take documents home on
Pens, pads and stationery Pens, pads and stationery
Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits. Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.
6 months post-course support 6 months post-course support
A modern, comfortable air-conditioned training room A modern, comfortable air-conditioned training room

Minute Taking FAQs

We have put in place a number of Covid measures.

• Maximum number of delegates per course reduced to 5
• Temperature checks on arrival
• Desk distancing complies with guidelines
• Hand sanitiser and facemasks available
• All training equipment and furniture sanitised thoroughly after use
• Communal areas in building regularly disinfected

Our online training is designed to re-create the classroom experience as closely as possible. 

It is a live training session using Zoom or Teams and the trainer is there throughout.

We encourage participation and questions throughout.

It is work noting, the trainers like to see you! They much prefer it if you have a camera on so they can see you as well as you being able to see them.

Yes. We provide everyone who completes one of our courses with a certificate of attendance.

 

Minute taking is like many skills. It’s difficult when you start but with practice becomes far easier.

The problem that many people have is that they’re not clear on what they’re trying to achieve.

So when learning the first task is to get clear on what you are trying to achieve – clear, useful minutes – and then taking minutes becomes more straightforward.

There are obviously a fair few other things involved but just that one step will make a big difference.

The simple rule is that all attendees for a meeting should receive the minutes.

In addition, a usual attendee who couldn’t attend for some reason should receive the minutes as the meeting will impact them when they attend in future.

Other people who you should consider sending minutes to will depend on the structure of the organisation that you work for.

Meeting minutes should allow someone not at the meeting to understand how the decisions made at the meeting were reached. 

This will obviously vary meeting to meeting.

Meetings discussing contentious matters will be more detailed than meetings where there was general agreement on the matters discussed.

Please call us if you would like to discuss this. 

If you are looking for a quick introduction to taking minutes then our half day workshop would be the best course for you.

If you are looking for a full course covering minute taking in detail then our one day minute taking course would be the best course for you.

If you are looking for training covering both minute taking and also running meetings better our effective meetings course would be the best course for you.