Effective Minute Taking

This course will examine the preparations needed before a meeting; clarify the purpose of minutes; explore the role during meetings; and planning after the meeting. It will look at ways to save time when note-taking and how to reduce the stress which people experience when taking minutes.

Course Dates:

15th May 2017 (spaces available)

3rd Jul 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £295

Charity: <15 Staff: £95

Charity: 16-30 Staff: £125

Charity: 31+ Staff: £180

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

What You Will Learn

  • To understand the role of minute taker
  • To be aware of the different forms of minuting possible
  • To be able to select the appropriate form for the context
  • To increase participants’ confidence in minute taking
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Themes Covered

  • Preparation
  • Identifying areas of concern
  • How and what to record
  • Dealing with problems that may arise
  • Writing up, correcting and confirming
  • Dealing with disputes about accuracy
  • Common difficulties


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.