Minute Taking

This course is for anyone who has to take minutes as part of their role.


To enable individuals to take effective minutes
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  • To develop confidence in taking effective minutes
  • Knowing how to recognise key points to be captured
  • Learning best practice in how to take notes
  • To understand the roles of the chair and other meeting attendees at all stages, including creating the agenda, circulating meeting papers and taking and distributing minutes
  • Be able to deliver minutes that are appropriate to the situation
Content includes

Purpose of meeting and minutes
Roles and responsibilities and skills of minute taking
Preparing to take minutes
What a good agenda looks like
Practicalities of note taking
Format of minutes
Writing clear minutes
Grammar and punctuation
Listening skills