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Effective Minute Taking

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


This course will help staff to go through a step-by-step approach to producing effective minutes for meetings from local up to board level, as well as HR disciplinary meetings. You will be given templates to help you produce structured agendas and take notes effectively. Practical exercises will help you build confidence and put ideas into practice.

Learning Outcomes


This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to
  • Save valuable time and gain confidence in your role as minute taker
  • Effectively work in partnership with the chair and colleagues
  • Recognise their own barriers to capturing key points
  • Pick out key points from discussions
  • Produce a clear and concise set of minutes

Methods of Delivery


The day will involve some trainer presentations but there will be a range of participative exercises, including paired and group work, practice in note taking, giving and receiving feedback.

  • Course Content
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Course Content

  • Different types of minutes and writing styles and their purpose
  • Setting an agenda and using an agenda in practice
  • Improving your listening skills and using correct tone and professional language
  • Sorting, selecting, and summarising information effectively
  • Learning when to interject and other common problems
  • Understanding confidentiality and data protection

Target Audience

Those wishing to improve their skills in producing effective minutes for meetings-from local up to board level-as well as HR and disciplinary meetings.

Training Considerations

You may want to bring a sample of minutes you have produced to review and refer to on the day.

Certification

Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Related Courses

Chairing Meetings Confidently
Professional Communication Skills
Written Communication
 
Effective Minute Taking
Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
This course will help staff to go through a step-by-step approach to producing effective minutes for meetings from local up to board level, as well as HR disciplinary meetings. You will be given templates to help you produce structured agendas and take notes effectively. Practical exercises will help you build confidence and put ideas into practice.

Learning Outcomes:
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to:
· Save valuable time and gain confidence in your role as minute taker
· Effectively work in partnership with the chair and colleagues
· Recognise their own barriers to capturing key points
· Pick out key points from discussions
· Produce a clear and concise set of minutes


Methods of delivery:
The day will involve some trainer presentations but there will be a range of participative exercises, including paired and group work, practice in note taking, giving and receiving feedback.



LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Different types of minutes and writing styles and their purpose
· Setting an agenda and using an agenda in practice
· Improving your listening skills and using correct tone and professional language
· Sorting, selecting, and summarising information effectively
· Learning when to interject and other common problems
· Understanding confidentiality and data protection


TARGET AUDIENCE
Those wishing to improve their skills in producing effective minutes for meetings-from local up to board level-as well as HR and disciplinary meetings.

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
You may want to bring a sample of minutes you have produced to review and refer to on the day.

CERTIFICATION
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


RELATED COURSES
Chairing Meetings Confidently
Professional Communication Skills
Written Communication

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