- Price £569
- Course type Classroom course
- Duration 1 Day, Full-time
Tutor is available to students.
Make minute taking a complete breeze. Using a few simple yet brilliantly effective techniques, you can be in total control, get to the heart of the meeting and have the confidence to know that you’ve got everything covered.
A minute taker has a key role in ensuring meetings are productive. You want to be confident and competent in this role. Throughout the day, the trainer will take you through a step-by-step approach to producing effective minutes – giving templates to help you produce structured agendas and take notes effectively. Practical exercises will help you build confidence and put ideas into practice.
Who is it for?
Designed for those who need the confidence and skills to produce accurate minutes.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Save valuable time and gain confidence in your role as minute taker.
- Work in partnership effectively with the chair and colleagues when preparing the agenda, meeting papers and minutes.
- Recognise your own barriers to active listening - and overcome them - to help maintain concentration and capture key points.
- Try out new, tried and tested note-taking techniques.
- Pick out key points from discussions.
- Ultimately produce a clear, concise set of minutes.
- The importance of a structured agenda to guide people through a meeting
- The minute-taker and the chair - working in partnership
- The Difference Between Hearing and Actively Listening
- Maintaining concentration when interest is fading
- Tips to overcome personal barriers to listening
- Note-Taking - There is More than One Way
- Different ways to take notes in different situations
- What information is not necessary to note?
- Do the action points stand out with time-frames and those responsible?
The Final Stages
- Making sense of the notes - immediately after the meeting is the language used ‘reader-friendly’?
- The need to make the minutes visually appealing
- Formatting and structuring the minutes for clarity and professionalism
- Checking for accuracy - facts, grammar and punctuation
- Have the minutes achieved their purpose?
- Creating your personal action plan for the future