Why book this course?
As useful as meetings can be, they aren’t always structured in a way that’s easy to digest. The important information can be buried or scattered throughout, making it imperative that you take good notes. Without accurate minutes, you may end up forgetting what was said or focusing on the wrong things, and end up treading over the same old ground.
Our Minute Taking With Confidence course will show you how to work more effectively within any meeting agenda. You will gain the skills needed to take better and more attentive notes during a meeting, helping you to differentiate between what is significant and what is ultimately irrelevant.
Who is the course for?
This course is ideal for anybody who takes notes at meetings, and needs to produce clear and accurate minutes that will be acted on and referred back to.
The skills taught on this course will help develop your attention to detail, your listening ability and your ability to write accurately and succinctly.
What content will the course cover?
The responsibilities of the minute taker
The purpose of minutes and the different types
Effective preparation for a meeting
Creating useful agendas
Layout of agendas and minutes for formal and informal meetings
Note taking skills
Distinguishing the important and significant elements from the irrelevant
Minute writing styles for formal and informal meetings
Using appropriate phraseology
An overview of punctuation and grammar
Proof-reading your minutes
Using technology to effectively manage the process of note taking, distributing and storing minutes.
What will I get out of the training?
This course will improve your confidence with note-taking, enabling you to minute both formal and informal meetings more effectively. You will be shown how to write up minutes which are accurate, concise and easy to understand, ensuring that key action points are understood and followed up.
At Kent Trainers, we’re proud to attend to the needs of businesses across the region. Our Minute Taking With Confidence course encourages delegates to ask questions and receive feedback from their trainers and peers. By the end of the course, you’ll have a set of skills and knowledge that are relevant to your business and role.
What is the duration of this course?
This is a 1-day course.
The course commences at 9:30am and we aim to finish at approximately 4:30pm.
On all our scheduled courses, lunch is included and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
For virtual courses, we run 2 x 2 hr sessions. timings are 1000 to 1200 and then 1400 to 1600.