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. They provide a legal record of how decisions have been made and can also help shape the tone of strategic discussions and influence future decisions.  Minutes are often taken in highly pressurised Board and Board Committee meetings and must record decision-making processes on complex issues which can range from M&A to composition of the executive and Board, executive remuneration, audit and internal control issues, corporate transactions and regulator scrutiny.


This 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 how 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 should take this course

Governance Professionals, Company Secretaries, Legal Professionals, Administrators or 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 highly popular Effective Minute Taking training 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. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of using different technologies and AI tools to support your minute taking.
  5. Work effectively with the chair and other key stakeholders to increase the strategic value of your minutes.

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base. An automatic email will be sent to you after your attendance.

To find out more, call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us.


£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 and get up to 30% discount.

05 June 2024
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28 November 2024
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If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us


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