Effective Minute Taking

BiteSize Learning
Course summary
2 hours
1,200 GBP excl. VAT
Corporate Training for Teams
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United Kingdom
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1,200 GBP
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Online delivery option may be available - Please contact provider  (English)
1,200 GBP

Course description

Effective Minute Taking - In-house Course

Whether our full time role or just an occasional activity, many of us find ourselves having to take meeting minutes from time to time. The task may be sprung upon us, there is rarely a standard template and we have usually not been advised about the required format!

This practical workshop from BiteSize Learning will help you take and produce good quality, accurate meeting minutes. It covers effective practices before, during and after the meeting.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for all employees looking to improve their minute taking skills.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants will be able to:

  • take effective minutes that accurately reflect the meeting
  • learn now to work with a variety of Chairs, ensuring that there is clarity of agreement and accurate minutes
  • make the most of the meetings by preparing thoroughly in advance 
  • ensure that the minutes meet any Company, statutory or regulatory requirements
  • use standard templates and frameworks to suit all types of meetings
  • utilise a toolkit of skills to overcome the challenges that can present themselves when taking minutes

Training content

Purpose of the minutes

  • What are minutes for?
  • Considerations for satisfying statutory or regulatory requirements

Factors to consider when taking minutes

  • Style – should the minutes be action or narrative?
  • Audience, levels of knowledge, confidentiality, distribution methods

Role of the minute taker

Do you have other roles too - participant, time-keeper, chair?

Challenges and how to overcome them

  • Weak chairperson, no agenda, no clear actions, splinter groups
  • Too much jargon, unfamiliar names, contentious issues

Before, after and during the meeting

  • Arriving prepared – context, names, logistics, equipment
  • Clarifying understanding, listing actions

Tips and techniques

  • Minute taking tips from the experts, including parliamentary PAs and Executive Secretaries
  • Examples of good minutes and standard templates

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The cost of this in-house course is £1,200 (+VAT and travel expenses) for up to twelve people. BiteSize Learning courses are discounted if two are delivered in one day, from £1,200 for a single course to £2,160 for two courses in one day. 

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BiteSize Learning

BiteSize Learning offers a range of short, flexible and cost-effective training sessions, delivered at your workplace to maximise time, impact and organisational success. BiteSize courses have no flannel or fillers, just ready-to-use tools and techniques to enhance individual and team...

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MK40 3JJ Bedford

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