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Professional Minute Taking

This Professional Minute Taking training course is a 1 Day public programme, designed to develop candidates’ confidence and skills in this role and further the understanding of the purpose, style and format of good minute taking. It will give the skills and impart the strategies for recording accurate and relevant minutes of meetings, setting agendas, solutions to common problems etc.
Accurate and concise minute taking is essential to good organisational operations. Minutes need to be correct and need efficient account of all items on the agenda, providing a record and future reference to discussions and decisions taken at meetings.

Product Code:
1 Day
Cost Includes:
Training course materials and after-training support
Contact Name:
Sinead Landers
X €295.00
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Course Content:

This program covers the essential skills of minute-taking:

Defining Minutes

  • Why are they taken
  • Types of meeting
  • Where minutes are taken

The Importance of Taking Effective Minutes

  • The role & content of minutes

The Role of the Minute Taker

  • Before, during and after the meeting

Setting the Agenda

  •  Points to Note / Sample Agenda

Before the Meeting: Be Prepared

  •  The Minute Takers Toolkit

Key Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Accurate and Clear Writing

Minute Taking Logistics

  • The Agenda
  • Numbering systems – styles and formats
  • Strategies for information layout
  • Summarising skills
  • Distribution, confirmation of and amending minutes
  • Follow-up correspondence and actions
  • Tips

Minuting an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Solutions to Common Minute-Taking Problems & Dilemmas

This Professional Minute Taking training programme may be of interest to those who have the responsibility of organising meetings, those in a PA role, or acting as a minute taker in meetings and anyone who wishes to acquire the skills to create accurate and concise minutes.

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course.

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