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Minute Taking Made Easy

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Course Outline

This course is a one-day training course structured into 10 modules.

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Module 1
Course Introduction and Overview
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Module 2
The Role of a Minute Taker
Learning outcomes
Know the tasks you will undertake and some solutions to problems you might experience when minute taking
Topics covered
  • What is a Minute Taker?
  • Problems and Solutions
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    Module 3
    The Skills of a Minute Taker
    Learning outcomes
    Learn about listening skills, discretion, being able to discriminate between information that is needed and what is not required
    Topics covered
  • The Skills of a Minute Taker
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    Module 4
    Meeting Agreements
    Learning outcomes
    Recognise where the meeting agreements might be and how these might impact your organisation's meetings
    Topics covered
  • Meeting Agreements
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    Module 5
    Minutes Styles
    Learning outcomes
    Identify which style of note/minute taking is applicable to your organisation, and recognise the main styles.
    Topics covered
  • Choosing a Style
  • Informal Minutes
  • Action Minutes
  • Formal Minutes
  • Recording Motions and Resolutions
  • What to Record
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    Module 6
    Techniques for Preparing Minutes
    Learning outcomes
    Understand the preparation required to produce an initial rough draft set of minutes, and use effective techniques to edit and proofread them.
    Topics covered
  • Top Techniques for Preparing Minutes
  • Writing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes
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    Module 7
    Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
    Learning outcomes
    Know how to act as a recorder / facilitator at an interactive meeting, how to support active members and type up notes post-meeting.
    Topics covered
  • The Role of the Facilitator at an Interactive Meeting
  • Members More Able To Participate
  • The Role of the Minute Taker at an Interactive Meeting
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    Module 8
    The Minute Book
    Learning outcomes
    Understand how to record and file your minutes in a logical order, and identify in what form and where the recorded minutes are going to be filed.
    Topics covered
  • The Minute Book
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    Module 9
    Developing Your Minute Taking Skills
    Learning outcomes
    Know the importance of professionalism, tact and discretion in conveying impressions to others during the meeting.
    Topics covered
  • Appearances
  • Listening Skills
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    Module 10
    A Personal Action Plan
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    About the Course

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    Course Aims

    This intensive one-day training course has been designed to develop an understanding of the role of a minute taker, to recognise the importance of minute taking, and to teach essential techniques for producing minutes that include all the information required, in the most suitable format for the occasion. There is also some discussion of how to overcome some of the problems that arise in the role.

    Target Audience

    Anyone who needs to take notes or minutes at meetings. The variety of people who need minute taking training is extremely wide, though likely candidates include secretaries, PAs and administrative assistants.

    Delegate Feedback  from our
    Minute Taking Made Easy course

    Average Review 4.4/5 based on 104 reviews.

    "Superb trainer, thank you!"     Laura Cromack     Jul 22 2015    

    "Comments - Just how good Caroline was and extra tips and experiences she had had. "     Hollie Newton     Jun 24 2015    

    "I found the training very helpful and would definitely use Activia again for training."     Ione Petit     Jun 10 2015    

    "Really enjoyed the training - I got lots of information to use in my job."     Samantha Colclough     May 29 2015    

    "The course provide Leeza was fantastic."     Maddison Taylor     May 20 2015    

    "Our Trainer Leeza was very engaging and helpful. "     Jade Coates     May 20 2015    

    "Lovely presenter with a wealth of knowledge and very personable."     Jackie Kirkham     May 13 2015    

    "The course tutor was clear in her communication in terms of what is expected of a minute taker and the chair. Her teaching methods and materials was simple but effective for the course and has helped me to get a clear understanding of what is expected of me when taking minutes. I felt very relaxed and was at ease with her and did not felt judged by her. "     Dorina Blair     May 6 2015    

    "I enjoyed the course and the content was adequate for the day."     Diane Davis     Apr 29 2015    

    "Bernie was lovely and very engaging. "     Elizabeth Miller     Mar 27 2015    

    Dates and Venues  for our public classes

    We have a simple price model where the earlier you book, the lower the price.
    Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so (again) it's usually best to book as soon as you can.

    NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

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    Minute Taking Made Easy
     
    Sep 2, 2015
    Reading Green Park
    £199
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    Sep 4, 2015
    Milton Keynes
    £199
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    Sep 4, 2015
    Leeds
     
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    Sep 11, 2015
    Birmingham City Centre
    £199
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    Sep 16, 2015
    Bristol
    £199
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    Sep 18, 2015
    Manchester Princess Street
    £199
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    Sep 25, 2015
    London Baker Street W1
    £199
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    Sep 25, 2015
    Slough
    £199
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    Sep 30, 2015
    Nottingham
    £199
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    Oct 14, 2015
    Leeds
    £199
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    Oct 14, 2015
    Milton Keynes
    £199
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    Oct 16, 2015
    Reading Green Park
    £179
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    Oct 21, 2015
    Birmingham City Centre
    £179
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    Oct 23, 2015
    Tower Bridge
    £179
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    Oct 28, 2015
    Manchester Princess Street
    £179
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    Oct 30, 2015
    Bristol
    £179
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    Nov 4, 2015
    London Baker Street W1
    £159
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    Nov 4, 2015
    Slough
    £159
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    Nov 13, 2015
    Nottingham
    £159
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    Nov 25, 2015
    Reading Green Park
    £139
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    Nov 27, 2015
    Milton Keynes
    £139
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    Nov 27, 2015
    Leeds
    £139
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    Need another date or location ?   Click to schedule your own class from £299.
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    Please note : all prices exclude VAT.
    Scheduled public classes
    [The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates]
    If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £139
    •  Minute Taking Made Easy
     
    First delegate: £199
    2nd delegate: £149
    3rd delegate +: £99 each
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    Training at your offices
    [A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates]
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    First delegate: £449
    Extra delegates: £45 each
    (Price per day)
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    More Information:
    Minute Taking Made Easy

    All Activia training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure they provide up to date and constantly improving standards of content. Our Business Writing training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

    Class sizes

    Maximum class size for courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

    Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

    Private (closed) classes can be booked at our centres, subject to the same maximum class sizes, if you want to use our facilities for your training.

    For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

    How to book
    • Decide on the Business Writing course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
    • Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres.
    • You can use the Speedy Quote option to get a quick price, and to book online
    • if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0845 230 6150 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

    Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

    Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

    The confirmation process
    • Your place is allocated, along with workbooks (and lunches if it's at our centre)
    • You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
    • You receive a VAT invoice

    Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

    What happens on the day

    If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments and a free buffet lunch will be provided, but please note that, as a training company who relies on caterers, we are unable to reliably provide for differing dietary requirements, so if you are in any doubt then please bring your own.   The timetable is as follows:

    • 9:15: - Arrival time
    • 9:30: - Training starts
    • 11:00: - Mid-morning break
    • 1:00: - Lunch break (one hour)
    • 3:15: - Mid-afternoon break
    • 4:30: - Wrap up

    Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes can be shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

    For training at your offices, this itenerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

    What you get

    With your Business Writing training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge.

    Every delegate on a Minute Taking Made Easy course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.

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    We can provide training for Minute Taking at any of our ten centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices – if you have groups of staff who need training, this is a particularly convenient, flexible and cost effective option.

    We have been training business all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision of training for Minute Taking.   This means you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with course in Minute Taking.

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