Advanced Minute Taking

Learn how to take high-quality, technical minutes in pressurised environments in which sensitivity, accuracy, speed and ethics all add to the complexity


Minutes are a vital component of effective governance within organisations, which provide a legal record of how decisions have been made and can also help shape the tone of strategic discussions and influence future decisions.

This one-day course is for those with experience of taking minutes who want to improve the quality and value of their minutes and to ensure they can be understood through a retrospective lens.  You will learn tools and techniques to take high-quality, technical minutes in pressurised environments in which sensitivity, accuracy, speed, and ethics all add to the complexity, the role technology could play in supporting your approach and how to work together with key stakeholders to support the minute taking process.

Who is this course for

This is perfect for any experienced minute taker.  This could include:

  • Governance professionals
  • Company secretaries
  • Administrators
  • General Counsels and legal professionals
  • Any other role in which taking minutes is important.

Participants should have experience of taking minutes and understand the principles and skills of effective minute taking.  To help build these skills, the CGI offers the Effective Minute Taking course. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  1. Apply approaches to taking high-quality, technical minutes that stand the test of time.
  2. Understand the complexities of minute taking in sensitive and challenging situations.
  3. Apply the appropriate level of detail required for various governance scenarios.
  4. Work effectively with the chair and other key stakeholders to increase the strategic value of your minutes.
  5. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of using different technologies and AI tools to support your minute taking.

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

People who take this course often go on to book:

Useful CGI Resources:

A wealth of further information and guidance on governance practices and minute taking can be found on our website.

Competency framework:

This course aligns to CGI’s competency framework: Emerging/Experienced
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


£780 + VAT (Non-members)
£680 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£605 + VAT (CGIUKI members)

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us to get the reduced rate.

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

28 November 2024
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11 February 2025
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03 June 2025
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07 October 2025
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If you have a group of 5 people or over, it may be beneficial to run this programme as a bespoke, in-house course. Click below to contact us.

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