Effective Minute Taking

Build a toolkit of skills to boost your confidence in writing and presenting accurate minutes in this essential minute taking course.


Taking minutes can be hard. Vague agendas. Ambiguous agreements. An unskilled chairperson. All these can all make the taking of an accurate record a daunting task.

Or perhaps you have not yet been taught the right way to do it?

This practical and interactive one-day Effective Minute Taking training course provides a toolkit of skills which will boost your confidence in the writing and presenting of accurate minutes – and help you deal with the other issues above.

Who is this course for:

This course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for minute taking as part of their role.  This could include:

  • governance professionals
  • administrators
  • company secretaries
  • executive assistants
  • support staff
  • any other role with governance or minute taking responsibilities.

This training course is relevant to all sectors, including listed and private companies, charities, public sector, and NHS.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day, you will understand:

  1. Why are minutes kept and the issues that can occur
  2. How to take accurate minutes, and deal with those issues
  3. Techniques for effective communication, relationship building and dealing with discord
  4. Essential communication skills.

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: Entry/Emerging
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


£550 + VAT (Non-members)
£495 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£440 + VAT (CGIUKI members)

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us and get up to 30% discount.

01 May 2024
London - Book now


Location: Face-to-Face/Virtual (Please check individual dates)
Time: 9:00 - 16:45

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

Alternative Dates

13 May 2024
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16 May 2024
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30 May 2024
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13 June 2024
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27 June 2024
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11 July 2024
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25 July 2024
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12 September 2024
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26 September 2024
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10 October 2024
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24 October 2024
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07 November 2024
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21 November 2024
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05 December 2024
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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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