Minute Taking

Whether we do it for ourselves or because we are asked by others, it is essential that we can create an accurate record of conversations and meetings that we are involved in. Knowing what to record, how to do it without missing critical decisions and information, and how to ensure actions and next steps are complete is an important skill. In this collection you will learn about preparation, short-cuts and tips for recording information as well as how to finalize the documentation and minutes.

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This is a learning journey.

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On-demand digital learning playlist

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Live session delivered virtually or in-person

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Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)

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For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-MT

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

This course will introduce you to a few simple yet brilliantly effective techniques to make minute taking quicker and easier. You will learn how to take control, ensure that the meeting is productive, and develop the confidence and competence to know that you‘ve got everything covered.  

Throughout the course you will be taken through a step-by-step approach to producing effective minutes, using templates to help you produce structured agendas and take notes effectively. Practical exercises will help you build confidence and put your own ideas into practice.

This course is designed for anyone who needs the confidence and skills to produce accurate meeting minutes.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify different types of meetings and the requirements of each
  • Work in partnership with the chair and colleagues when preparing the agenda, meeting papers and minutes
  • Describe the principal elements of different types of meeting agenda
  • Recognize and overcome barriers to listening to help maintain concentration and capture key points
  • Try out both new and 'tried and tested' note-taking techniques
  • Produce a clear and concise set of minutes

 

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Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

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Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Minute Taking

Minute Taking

Course Code: VILT-MT

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

This 90-minute session covers the planning steps that need to be carried out before the meeting takes place to make sure we‘re set up for success on the day.
It goes on to look at how we make sure that we provide an accurate, complete and objective record of the meeting that we‘re minute taking at - by capturing actions, decisions and next steps taken at the meeting. It finishes by looking at how we can ensure the final version of the notes distributed to meeting members are professional in all respects. 

 

This short session is designed for those who need the confidence and skills to produce accurate minutes.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the minute taker
  • Plan for success
  • Clarify the post meeting actions and responsibilities
  • Work through a meeting simulation
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Minute Taking

Minute Taking

Core content

  • Minute Taking Fluidbook
  • Minute Taking Infographic
  • Minute Taking Quiz
  • Minute Taking Animation
  • Minute Taking Thrive in five
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Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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