Effective Minute Taking

A one day course on effective minute taking that offers a toolkit of skills which will boost your confidence in the writing and presenting of accurate minutes.


Programme

The course will start at 9:15 and finish at 16:45. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day. Start and finish times are subject to change.

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Network and introductions

Introduction to the course

The importance of well-crafted minutes

The challenges of the minute taking role

Essential preparation for the note taking phase

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  • Getting the agenda right
  • Developing a strategic approach
  • Preparing for the meeting

The skills of effective note taking

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  • Applying effective note taking techniques
  • Capturing challenge
  • Listening actively
  • Important post-meeting activities
  • Stop and think!

Applying the skills learned: a practical exercise (1)

The skills of effective minute writing

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  • Adhering to key guiding principles
  • Building a repository of useful words and phrases
  • Re-structuring notes when creating minutes for longer agenda items

Applying the skills learned: a practical exercise (2)

The skills of effective minute writing

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  • Capturing challenge: writing more detailed minutes
  • Summarising discussion and naming names

The self-confident minute taker

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  • Essential personal skills for successful minute taking.

Action points for personal application

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Next course: 20 January 2022
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