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Minute Taking - A Practical Guide

GBC Learning & Development
Course summary
1 day
375 GBP excl. VAT
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 09/12/2019 - London
Course Dates
London
09/12/2019  
375 GBP
Guildford
12/12/2019  
375 GBP

Course description

Minute Taking - A Practical Guide

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

  • Confidently produce various types of minutes quickly and accurately
  • Liaise with the chairperson to prepare agenda and understand how the chair and minute taker work together
  • Identify and capture the key points of a discussion
  • Learn a speed writing technique that will work for you when taking minutes
  • Demonstrate the key features and benefits of active listening when taking notes during meetings

Suitability - Who should attend?

Individuals who are required to take factual records of meetings and distribute action points or minutes afterwards 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD Certified  6 Learning Hours, 6 Points , GBC Learning course attended certificate

Training Course Content

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • What are we going to cover?

The 'Effective’ Meeting

  • What are your priorities?
  • The role of the chairperson, the minute taker and the meeting participants
  • Understand the purpose of different types of meetings and the terminology used
  • The importance of the agenda
  • The purpose and format of the minutes

Methods of Note-Taking

  • Techniques: longhand –v- shorthand/speedwriting
  • Introduction to mind mapping
  • Identifying and capturing key points
  • Clarifying points during the meeting

Drafting the Minutes

  • Producing minutes that accurately reflect their purpose and are reader-friendly, within an acceptable time frame
  • Using correct business language and grammar
  • Identifying a suitable structure and format
  • Awareness of Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts in relation to minutes
  • Capturing Action Points
  • Working with the Chair to produce final minutes for circulation

The way forward

  • Taking ideas and techniques back to the workplace and putting them into action

Expenses

Course fees are £375 + VAT per delegate.

GBC offers a 'buy one, get one half price' offer on all courses. Please send us an enquiry for more information. 

In-House Training

GBC can develop customised solutions or deliver off-the-shelf courses in-house for your staff. This approach makes perfect sense for groups of 4+ delegates, enhancing cost effectiveness as well as team bonding.

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Reviews

Anonymous
(5)
Course was taught brilliantly.
Anonymous
(5)
Very interesting, very informative, goes through the background and theory.
Margaret Staines
(5)
I learnt that I do not actually listen as well as I thought.
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