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Minute Taking Courses

Minute Taking Training: 1/2 Day Course

Minute Taking Half Day Workshop

Length :
1/2 Day
Where :
Online, Client Site & Classroom

This intensive half-day course gives you the basics of minute taking.

  • Creating an agenda
  • Notifying participants
  • Making clear notes
  • Writing & distributing useful minutes
  • Following up afterwards
Minute Taking Training: One Day Course

Minute Taking One Day Workshop

Length :
1 Day
Where :
Online, London & Guildford + Client Site
Next Date :
July 14th

This full-day training course covers all aspects of minute taking in detail.

  • Organising a meeting inc agenda
  • Working with the chair of the meeting
  • Clarifying decisions
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Creating accurate, clear minutes
Minute Taking Courses: Group Bookings & Private Courses

Minute Taking Group Bookings & Private Courses

Length :
Days
Where :
Online, Client Site & Classroom

We also offer private training. Contact us for more details about how we can create a customised course, designed just for you and your organisation.

Where you are booking 2 or more people onto the same course we offer group discounts. Please contact us for more details.

Effective Meetings Course: Combined Minute Taking & Chairing Meetings Training

Minute Taking Combined Minute Taking + Chairing Meetings

Length :
1 Day
Where :
Online, London & Guildford + Client Site
Next Date :
June 24th

This effective meetings course combines minute taking and chairing meetings training.

Learn how to run & follow up meetings that get things done.

  • Structure meetings so people are prepared
  • Generate real discussion & decisions
  • Create clear, actionable minutes

Choosing The Right Minute-Taking Course

 

If you are at all unsure which course would be best for you – do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

You can also read on below for more information on the specific courses.

This is a short introductory course that will give you the skills necessary to become a great minute taker. You do not need any previous experience to attend.

It is designed for people who are looking to:

  1. Take personal minutes to keep up track of what was discussed in meetings
  2. Have been assigned to take minutes for the rest of the employees present at a meeting
  3. Get the brass tacks and fundamentals of minute taking

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Create an agenda
  2. Notify all relevant participants
  3. Make clear notes
  4. Write and distribute useful minutes
  5. Follow up afterwards

This is a more comprehensive full-day training course that will cover every aspect of minute taking in detail.

It is designed for people who will be:

  1. Taking professional minutes at meetings to be distributed company wide
  2. Organising meetings including agendas
  3. Working with the chair of a meeting

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Organise a meeting and create a clear understandable agenda
  2. Work directly alongside with the chair of the meeting to ensure a smooth and efficient discussion
  3. Clarify decisions made and discussed
  4. Understand group dynamics well
  5. Create accurate, clear minutes

Our combined course is designed beginners with no prior experience. It is for those looking to take minutes and chair meetings.

It is made up of an intensive one-day course – this will be a tough day but is all you need!

Doing this session offers the most effective way to develop both these skills side by side.

Our courses can run at your offices, at one of our training centres in London and Guildford or online in a virtual classroom.

Our online courses can be run using either Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

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.

Locations

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

Directions


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

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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
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Minute Taking FAQs

We have put in place a number of Covid measures.

• 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.