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Minute Taking Made Easy
Minute Taking Made Easy
 

MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

The best solution for Minute Taking Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

DURATION

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

COURSE AIMS

We're really pleased with our new Minute Taking Made Easy course!

We take you through the role, the skills you need and how you can improve them. We show you how different styles of minutes suit different types of meetings, and what to do before, during and after a meeting.

There's lots of interactivity, with role play, questions, exercises, and discussion points.

There is also discussion of how to overcome some of the problems that arise in the role.

What's more, you get a workbook for your notes as you go along, and which you keep so you can refer back to it after the course.

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.

With larger classes, we run the final module as a role play, with several meetings being held during which delegates take the part of participants - and the minute taker.

With smaller classes, the final module is run as a workshop session where delegates can apply what they have learned to their own minutes, ask questions and discuss any problems they have, so they return from the course ready to put their new skills into action right away!


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MODULE 1:  Course Introduction and Overview
Topics covered:
  • Learning Objectives
  • About the Course
MODULE 2:  The Role and Skills of a Minute Taker
Learning outcomes:
Know the tasks you will undertake and the relevant skills you will need to perform the job well
Topics covered:
  • Key Minute Taking Skills
  • The Responsibilities of a Minute Taker
  • Problems and Challenges
  • Minute Taking in Your Organisation
  • What is a Minute Taker?
MODULE 3:  Questioning and Listening Skills for Minute Takers
Learning outcomes:
Understand why both questioning and listening skills are so important to the minute taker, and see how these skills can be improved
Topics covered:
  • The Five Levels of Listening
  • The Listening Game
  • How Asking Questions Helps the Minute Taker
  • Questioning Skills
MODULE 4:  What to Record
Learning outcomes:
Understand the three different minutes styles, and know the type of meeting that each one is normally used
Topics covered:
  • Minute Taking Definitions
  • What to Record
  • Robert's Rules of Order
MODULE 5:  Minutes Styles and Types of Meetings
Learning outcomes:
Know what should actually be recorded, and what can be left out, allowing a minute taker to focus on what is important
Topics covered:
  • Exercise: The Conference Call
  • Choosing a Style
  • Formal Minutes
  • Informal Minutes
  • Action Minutes
  • Remote meetings
MODULE 6:  Formal Minutes
Learning outcomes:
Know what most people would expect to find in minutes prepared in the formal style, and how to prepare them
Topics covered:
  • Formal Minutes and Motions
MODULE 7:  Before, During and After the Meeting
Learning outcomes:
Learn what should be done before, during, and after the meeting, to ensure that accurate minutes are written and sent out
Topics covered:
  • Successful Meeting Checklist
  • After the Meeting
  • During the Meeting
  • Agendas
  • Before the Meeting
  • Background
MODULE 8:  Writing Up and Distributing the Minutes
Learning outcomes:
Know how to write up your notes using use rough and final drafts, and prepare them for distribution
Topics covered:
  • Distributing the Minutes
  • Writing Minutes
  • Active vs Passive Voice
MODULE 9:  PRACTICAL SESSION - Role Plays or Your Own Notes
Learning outcomes:
Get hands-on experience of meeting participation and minute taking in up to six varied role play scenarios
Topics covered:
  • Choose from a meeting role play session or a personalised workshop
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan
Topics covered:
  • Set up your plan of action for the future

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NEXT CLASS DATES
Minute Taking Made Easy
May 15, 2019
London Victoria
£199
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May 17, 2019
Bristol Easton BS5
£199
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May 29, 2019
Leeds West One
£199
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Jun 5, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
£199
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DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.7 out of 5  BASED ON 21 REVIEWS

Angie Miley
, Mar 6 2019
"Great trainer, really friendly and informative. "


 
Course rating of 5 stars
, Feb 11 2019
"Bernadette was thorough and delivered the training excellently. "


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Helen Wriglesworth
, Jan 9 2019
"Excellent trainer. Very enthusiastic and excellent communication skills"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Lynda Russell
, Nov 2 2018
"Really enjoyed the session. Definitely came away feeling more confident in minute taking techniques than previously. Thank you."


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Georgina Callaghan
, Nov 2 2018
"Rob was brilliant - gave me a good understanding, made me feel comfortable and gave me additional skills which I found very helpful! "


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Zoraida Smith
, Oct 22 2018
"Phil was very helpful and willing to answer all of the question we had, trying to help us improve our skills."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
VANETIA PORTER
, Oct 15 2018
"Very good trainer. Gave me more confidence"


 
Course rating of 5 stars
Laura Atkinson
, Oct 12 2018
"My trainer was absolutely lovely (Bernadette) and a credit to your training."


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Erin Dunn
, Oct 12 2018
"The trainer was extremely welcoming, I was made to feel comfortable from the moment I arrived. She encouraged us to ask questions and was able to answer them, doing so in a clear and concise way. "


 
Course rating of 4 stars
Devina Murphy
, Oct 12 2018
"Such a warm trainer which made the course topic easier to digest. I will definitely be recommencing Activia Training to everyone here at HH."


 
Course rating of 4 stars

MORE INFORMATION FOR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

General Information

All Activia minute taking training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Business Writing Skills 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 Business Writing Skills 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.

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
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the Business Writing Skills course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 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
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
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 in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:

9:15

ARRIVAL TIME

9:30

TRAINING STARTS

11:00

MID-MORNING BREAK



1:00

ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK

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 are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

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

What you get

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

Every delegate on a Business Writing Skills course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.



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