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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.
  • Identify different types of meetings and the requirements of each
  • Describe the principal elements of different types of meeting agenda
  • Try out both new and 'tried and tested' note-taking techniques
  • Training options for individual learners, groups/teams & organisation-wide

Course Code: OV-MT

1 x 3 hr virtual session | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30 mins coaching (optional extra for teams)

This programme is available for individuals, groups and teams

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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
  • Recognise 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

 

Course overview

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.

Is it right for me?

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

What will I learn?

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
  • Recognise 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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