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    • 9th Mar 2021
    • 9:30am - 4:00pm
    • £249.00 (+ VAT)
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  • All of our courses can be delivered in-house and are tailor-made to your needs. Held online via our virtual classroom or where safe to do so, at your premises or a nearby venue.
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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.  

Who will train me?

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Associate Trainer

Louise Pearce

What is my experience?

I’ve worked extensively across both the Private and Public sectors. My experience has given me valuable insight into different strategic and operational approaches, business models and attitudes to both training and coaching which I have used to be able to adapt to different environments and requirements of organisations. My lifelong interest in developing people, led to a qualification in executive coaching and mentoring and this, coupled with my own ‘hands-on’ experience in the business world has allowed me to work with a whole range of organisations to develop both their individuals, teams and businesses to improve and adapt to change and challenges.

 

What is my area of expertise?

As a trainer and coach, I work with both individuals and groups of people on areas to develop themselves and their businesses qualitatively.  Process and performance management, managing change and remote leadership are key areas of expertise.  All these are linked by the use of both practical and psychological models, for delegates to take back and use in their workplace to ensure that the investment in training really benefits them and their business going forward.

 

Why I love inspiring others?

I believe that anyone, with a little support, can be the very best version of themselves that they want to be.  The blend of training and coaching gives me the amazing opportunity to witness people developing and growing into that best version of themselves – and there is no greater ‘buzz’ than that.