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This minute taking course allow you to get to the heart of any meeting, with clear records and action points that will be perfect for distribution afterwards.
Minute taking courses are suitable for anyone who is required to take formal, factual records of meetings and distribute action points afterwards.
Often, minute taking courses are chosen by PAs and administrators, but can be suitable for nearly any role within an orgnisation. Typical challenges faced by delegates include filtering information and applying minute taking best practice in the context of their own organisation's needs.
Meetings are vital in many businesses, but often their effectiveness is lost because the information they provide isn't recorded accurately or the actions required aren't clearly communicated.
Attending this minute taking course will provide you with a variety of best-practice frameworks to help filter the essential information from a meeting and record it in a useful, consistent way. This can then be adapted to the needs of any organisation.
Rather than relying on speedwriting, this minute taking course focuses on drawing out key points and making notes relevant to the needs of stakeholders in the room. It shows how to compile concise meeting notes, covering all key points without wasting words or time.
A checklist of what should be included in minutes
An understanding of the important dynamic between the minute taker and chairperson
Listening techniques to enhance concentration
Skills to present minutes clearly, accurately, and professionally
Detailed knowledge of what makes a great set of minutes
The ability to filter and summarise large amounts of information
A blended learning experience allowing you to continue to develop skills in the workplace
This course is a blended learning experience, allowing you to continue to develop your skills back at work. As part of the course you will receive the following eFresher (eLearning) module:
Understand the purpose of minutes and the different types
Define what constitutes a good set of minutes
The duties and responsibilities of the Chair and minute taker (and the relationship between them)
Recognise how a well constructed agenda aids note taking and meeting management
Improve your listening skills through practical exercises
Note taking methods and practical exercises
Filtering and selecting information effectively, and distilling key points
Recognising pitfalls and re-writing a poor set of minutes
Understanding writing styles and professional language
Maintaining focus and concentration when minute taking
Question and answer session with your experienced trainer
Practical application of skills through minute-ing a meeting and receiving peer and tutor feedback
This course is mapped to the QCF unit 'Take minutes'.
This course can be taken as part of our Certificate in Professional PA and Administration Skills.
The qualification aims to give aspiring and existing PAs, secretaries and administration staff the foundation for their formal development in this role. It's an excellent introduction to the PA or administration role for anyone with limited experience or without formal training.
Anyone attending this course will be able to accredit their learning towards the qualification. Talk to one of our learning advisers on 0800 170 7777 to find out how you can get qualified.
Really enjoyable day, plenty of learning points that intend to take back to my workplace. Thank you!
Another brilliant course delivered by an excellent Reed trainer. Will definitely do more courses after completing my certificate.
Overall content was very comprehensive; knowledge of the trainer was excellent. She was patient, very friendly and engaging, made learning very pleasurable and left me feeling more confident and equipted to write minutes in the future.
Sutton Housing Partnership
The structure and content of the course were very well thought over and described in a way turned out to be very helpful to me.
Cancer Research UK
Very much enjoyed this course and have taken some very useful tools/techniques to use in future.
I can approach minute taking now in a different & more positive way.
Complete your details below to request more information on running this course in-house. You can choose a customisation level to indicate how much you would like to adapt this course to your organisation's needs:
A standard course will include exactly the content shown in the outline. A tailored course can be customised, for example to include your own case studies or terminology. A bespoke course is re-written from scratch to match your organisation's needs exactly.
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