"What notes should i take?"

"What should i leave off?"

Minutes Don't have to be Difficult

Get Minute Taking Training with Staff Training
Understanding the Role of Meetings

What a should meeting consist of and what it should achieve?
Special types of meetings and the role of the secretary
Familiarising yourself with the language of meetings

Organising an Effective Meeting

Sending out Notice of a Meeting
Suggestions for more productive meetings
Checklist of arrangements
What you should take with you and where you should sit

Preparing a Working Agenda

The Objective of an Agenda
Standard sections to be included
Headings and attachments
Clearing the agenda prior to sending it out
Utilising agenda formats available in MS Word

The Procedure during a Meeting

Check attendance, read previous minutes, motions, discussions and agenda points
Call in guests or specialists, brain storming and idea generation, voting and decision making, summarising and setting future dates

Identifying the Type of Minutes to take

Verbatim Minutes, Resolution Minutes, Narrative Minutes, Action Minutes, Meeting Terminology, How to record votes

What are you waiting for?

This minute taking course enables an individual to take effective minutes as we break down the formats, the lingo, how to determine the correct content, and the correct use of language.

Ready to take your Minute Taking skills to the next level?

Register now

2-Day Minute Taking Training

What does this course cover?
"This 2-day course is essential for all those responsible for taking minutes."

"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant" ~ Robert McCloskey

The taking of good minutes is crucial in all environments. From the most formal to the most informal meetings, good minutes are necessary to enable an organisation to move forward and refer back. There are many and various types of minutes that can be taken and transcribed. The pressure on the meeting secretary to ensure that they are logging all the correct information is quite daunting. Our minute taking course enables an individual to shake off the minute taking bogeyman as we break down the formats of minutes, the lingo, how to determine the correct content to minute and the correct use of language. This 2-day course is essential for all individuals who find themselves in the position of having to take minutes.

  • Role of Meetings

    Improve your understanding of the role of meetings

  • Organisation

    Improve the effectiveness and productivity of your meetings

  • Agenda

    Understand headings, formats and attachments for an effective working agenda

  • Procedures and Types of Minutes

    Understand how meetings work and which format of minutes is the most applicable


What others had to say about our 2-day Minute Taking course

Have a question?

Drop us an email