This course takes place in a 1 day format. It demonstrates a systematic, approach to minute taking in meetings. The learning process is completed with an excellent practical session.
“Excellent session, well run” – Delegate from Barclays PLC
To provide the knowledge and skills needed to research and build understanding of the subject of any meeting. The ability to clearly identify any key points and then record them accurately. The capability of preparing and delivering final minutes that are concise and easily understood. Finally, effective template production for formal minute delivery.
An intensive one day course. The course contains highly interactive tuition and practical examples, to consolidate the learning.
Genres of minutes and writing styles
Create the agenda
The duties of key people: the Chairperson and the minute taker
Gaining a good rapport with the Chairman
Applying the agenda
Practical exercises; Taking notes, sorting the information effectively and allocate importance
Characteristics of good minutes; Correcting poor minutes; What are bad minutes
Overcoming bad writing style such as the passive voice. Correct the tone and ensure use of business english.
Dates and Duration
Full-time intensive workshop for one day; for course dates see schedule.
Good Standard: English Language written and spoken.
Gain a good understanding of the minute-taker’s role
A checklist of for all the things to be included in minutes; ensuring accuracy, brevity and clarity minutes
Strong comprehension of the relationship between the minute-taker and the chair
Strong understanding of the correct functions of a formal meeting
Confidence in listening techniques and better concentration.