Concise Minute Taking

Category: Training - Other

Date: December 14th 2015 9:30am until 4:30pm

Location: Orchard Room, Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 8HL

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This course will guide delegates step by step through the minute taking process, equipping them with ideas for successful preparation, listening, analysis and note-making. The event is highly participative and provides an opportunity for every delegate to take notes in an agreed format.

From formal AGMs to weekly staff gatherings, as a minute taker you will be expected to provide an accurate record of meetings to ensure that the right amount of detail for follow up decisions is recorded - as well as a clear summary for future action and reflection.


Target Audience:

 You will benefit from this course if you are expected to take accurate and professionally produced notes or minutes. 


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • list what you need to do to prepare for meetings prior to, during and after the event
  • state the role and responsibilities of a chairperson
  • demonstrate setting a well structured agenda
  • state common obstacles to effective listening and demonstrate your own listening skills
  • identify a method of note-taking that suits your preferred style
  • select the important and relevant points from a discussion
  • state agreed accepted conventions for the format of minutes
  • produce an accurate set of minutes, clearly and concisely.


What will the course cover

  • The meeting - what you should do before, during and after
  • The role and responsibilities of a chairperson
  • Styles of agenda
  • Setting the agenda
  • Barriers to listening
  • Listening and summarising a conversation
  • Using subject and viewpoint
  • Methods and style for taking notes
  • Simplifying expressions and editing redundant expressions
  • Styles of minutes
  • Sections of minutes
  • Recording decisions and actions
  • Practising minute taking


To book a place please email Severn Education Team.  When emailing please confirm the event title and the date you are interested in attending.