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Minute Taking Made Easy

A One-Day Training Course

Your training is easier with Activia because we have:
  • Recognised national quality accreditations
  • Training businesses since 1995
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Minute Taking Training Courses from Activia
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Course Content

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In order to get the most from this course, delegates should bring along a set of their own minutes to work on.
These can then be developed during the course, providing maximum benefit and giving experience that is directly relevant to the delegates own needs.

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Outline

Course Introduction and Overview
The Role of a Minute Taker
• What is a Minute Taker?  • Problems and Solutions 
The Skills of a Minute Taker
• The Skills of a Minute Taker 
Meeting Agreements
• Meeting Agreements 
Minutes Styles
• Choosing a Style  • Informal Minutes  • Action Minutes  • Formal Minutes  • Recording Motions and Resolutions  • What to Record 
Techniques for Preparing Minutes
• Top Techniques for Preparing Minutes  • Writing Minutes  • Editing Minutes 
Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
• The Role of the Facilitator at an Interactive Meeting  • Members More Able To Participate  • The Role of the Minute Taker at an Interactive Meeting 
The Minute Book
• The Minute Book 
Developing Your Minute Taking Skills
• Appearances  • Listening Skills 
A Personal Action Plan

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Feedback from Delegates on our Minute Taking Made Easy Courses


Average Review 4.5/5 based on 44 reviews.

"I thought the whole course was excellent"     Angela Row     Feb 26 2014    

"The facillitator was very personable and engaging."     Lloyd Jones     Dec 11 2013    

"I thought the trainer was very good at delivering the course, she was confident in her role and kept us engaged at all times."     Katy McCarthy     Dec 11 2013    

"Fabulous trainer - explained things really well!"     Alisa Starr     Nov 22 2013    

"Trainer was very confident and helpful and I found her to make the training very interesting. Because she had a background of minute taking she gave us some really good pointers and what to look out for and listen out for. Enjoyed the course very much and would recommend Activia and the same trainer to other colleagues and friends. "     Joanne Parker     Oct 25 2013    

"The trainer had excellent knowledge and skills was very easy to follow and understand"     Lesley Elliott     Oct 16 2013    

"Thank you fro providing an excellent course and look forward to attend other Activia courses."     Oliver Hodgkinson     Oct 8 2013    

"Course was presented in a very clear precise manner. The Facilitator was very approachable "     Melanie Edmonds     Oct 7 2013    

"Lindsay was a great trainer and was able to make the day an enjoyable one whilst teaching us all she knew in order for our minute taking skills to improve."     Abbie Thompson     Sep 27 2013    

"Trainer was brilliant and most importantly made us feel comfortable and at ease. "     Ati Fisher     Sep 27 2013    

"The whole day was brilliant, and Lindsay was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better trainer."     Becky Letherbarrow     Sep 27 2013    

"Excellent trainer!"     Darren Shepherd     Aug 30 2013    

"Trainer was very professional and experienced. Made me feel very comfortable and gave some really well informed advice. "     Amanda Stork     Aug 16 2013    

"The trainer was very good and excellent at giving analogies and explaining."     DIANE DOWNER     Aug 15 2013    

"Course leader was a lovely person and very easy to follow and understand. Like the fact that it was a small group."     Caroline Warden     Jul 26 2013    

"I found the trainer to be very informative, supportive, understanding and thorough in providing different tips and techniques how to produce a good set of minutes. "     Anita Panesar     Jul 26 2013    

"Patient and experienced tutor."     Carole Bridge     Jul 26 2013    

"The trainer was very engaging and explained everything in an easy to understand manner."     Alison Rothwell     Jun 13 2013    

"The trainer created a relaxed environment and made the course enjoyable and fun as well as getting across the important factors of minute taking."     Helen Conlon     Jun 6 2013    

"The trainer was lovely, very approachable and answered any questions that I had. She also managed the group well, especially if people went off on a tangent. "     Lynsey McManus     May 31 2013    

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Locations for Minute Taking Training Courses from Activia

With our quality accreditations for ISO9001, IITT, ILM and the ILP, and a uniquely flexible service, you can be sure that your Effective Minute Taking course will get the results you need, at the prices you want.

Activia centres for Effective Minute Taking Training

With seventeen fully equipped training centres , Activia should be your first choice for training for Minute Taking wherever you are in the UK.
We provide Effective Minute Taking Training courses in the following locations:

  • London
    We have six centres in London, serving the City in Bank and Liverpool Street, and Canary Wharf from our London Bridge (SE1) centre, as well as North, West and South West London, in Finchley, Baker Street and London Victoria.
  • Surrey and Sussex
    Our Croydon centre serves Croydon, Reigate and Redhill as well as Crawley, Gatwick and Brighton.
  • Berkshire
    We serve Berkshire and the Thames Valley with three centres in Reading, Slough and Bracknell.
  • Bristol
    Covering Bristol, Avon, Bath and South West England
  • Milton Keynes
    Serving Buckinghamshire, covering Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and High Wycombe, as well as Luton and Bedford.
  • Birmingham
    Serving Warwickshire and the Midlands: Birmingham, Walsall and Dudley, as well as Wolverhampton, Solihull and Tamworth.
  • Nottingham
    Serving Nottingham, Long Eaton and Derby, as well as Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Leicester.
  • Manchester
    Serving Lancashire and the North West, covering Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Oldham as well as Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Warrington and Macclesfield.
  • Sheffield
    Serving South Yorkshire, covering Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster as well as Chesterfield and Wakefield.
  • Leeds
    Serving Yorkshire and the North of England, covering Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate as well as Halifax, Wakefield and Castleford.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Serving Tyneside, also Sunderland and Gateshead, as well as North Shields, South Shields and Whitley Bay.

In House Minute Taking Training Courses from Activia across the UK

For in house delivery of Effective Minute Taking Training, you can expect the same standard of training and service for your course in Minute Taking as you get at our centres, conveniently delivered at your offices.
To book your in-house classes in Effective Minute Taking, you need look no further than Activia.


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