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Take Meaningful Minutes
Target Audience:  

This course has been designed to enable delegates to understand and practise the skills needed for producing accurate and effective Minutes of meetings, conferences or presentations.


This course will show delegates how to develop an appreciation of the importance  of preparing for meetings, practice improving listening skills, gain an understanding of what needs to be recorded, practice taking down notes and looking at how to produce the final professional document.

Course Preparation:  

If possible, it is an excellent idea for delegates to bring examples of the types of written minutes that they will be required to do following their attendance on the course.

  Duration: 1 Day
  Cost: £250 + VAT
  Course Date Location
  24/01/2017 Bradford
  06/02/2016 Liverpool
  16/03/2017 Barnsley
  06/04/2017 Bradford
  01/06/2017 Liverpool
  10/07/2017 Bradford
  01/09/2017 Barnsley
  06/10/2017 Liverpool
  26/10/2017 Bradford

Module One - Preparation for the Meeting

  • Administration for the Meeting

  • Meeting Documentation

  • Different Styles of Agenda

  • The Cycle of a Meeting


Module Two - During the Meeting

  • Role of the Minute Taker

  • Positioning

  • Identifying the Participants

  • Setting Ground Rules

  • What to Minute & Not to Minute

  • Recording Motions & Actions

  • Clarifying Understanding

  • Note Taking Tools

  • Group Dynamics

    & Working with the Chair
  • Listening & Summarising Skills

  • Minute Taking Practice


Module Three - Writing the Minutes

  • Types of Minutes

  • Styles of Writing

  • Word Power

  • Tone

  • Rules for Writing in ’Plain English’


Module Four - Effective Meetings

  • Six Tips for Effective Meetings

  • Golden Rules to Follow


Module Five - Non Verbal Communication

  • The Art of Listening through Your Eyes

  • Groups & Body Language

  • Conversational Gestures

Module Six - Summary
  • 10 Top Tips

  • Final Checklist