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.

All courses scheduled for June and July will be held online through Zoom instead of in the classroom. They’ll still take up a full-day, which will consist of several 2 hour interactive online sessions with independent work in between.

Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour sessions that cover specific skills such as working from home, engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £350*
  • Public Sector Price

    £225*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £125*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £175*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £225*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    12 approx.
  • Location

    London
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  • Requirements

    This one-day workshop will give you the skills and confidence to take minutes, including preparation needed before the meeting and afterwards.

Course Overview

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

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

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more and enquire now

Need help? Call us on

020 7375 7300

Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options

Effective Minute Taking
There are currently no upcoming course dates available. Please contact our team on 020 7375 7300 or email hello@happy.co.uk to enquire and find out availability for private groups.

All courses scheduled for June and July will be held online through Zoom instead of in the classroom. They’ll still take up a full-day, which will consist of several 2 hour interactive online sessions with independent work in between.

Please note that your booking is not secured until you checkout. All prices listed in the shopping cart are excluding VAT.

If you are booking at a discounted rate (for example, if you are from a charity), you will see this on the final stage of the shopping cart after you have set up your account or logged in. Discount codes can also be added on this final page.

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Contact us now!

020 7375 7300

Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

For courses in June and July, all learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

In ordinary circumstances, the course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

Did you know...

...it pays to write less and listen more?

If you're trying to write everything down, you're more likely to miss important bits of information.

Happy has a number of other meeting skills and person effectiveness workshops.

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Expert Presentation Skills to develop and utilise a range of skills and techniques to make your presentation more effective. Find out more