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Minute Taking Made Easy

A hands-on one-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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TRAINING FOR MINUTE TAKING

Quality, flexible Effective Minute Taking course

We want to help you find the best option for your training, so please ask us if you are unsure of anything

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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

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.

MODULE 1:  Course Introduction and Overview
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan

PRICES FOR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES EXCLUDE VAT.

Scheduled Public Classes

The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates.

  • For scheduled public classes, prices start at £149
  • For multiple delegates, prices can be as low as £119
  • If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £109
  • If a course is not scheduled, you can usually Schedule Your Own from £199

NOTES:
Lower prices for additional delegates are subject to booking at the same time.
Bookings made at discounted prices cannot be cancelled.

Please call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

Training At Your Offices

A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates

  • Onsite training is available from just £449
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Notes: Bespoke courses can be split into smaller half-day units, but they must be booked in pairs: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
If a half-day course is listed, again these must be booked in pairs: you must of course double the half-day rate to get the full day rate.
Then you simply multiply the full day rate by the number of days to get the total cost.

Please call us on 0333 6000 111 or request a callback so we can discuss your needs.

DATES & VENUES

Dates and Venues for our Public Classes

In general, with our Early Bird pricing, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's best to book as soon as you can.
Don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

View scheduled dates for the course you want in the table below.
Then click on 'Book now' against the class you want to book.


Minute Taking Made Easy
Feb 19, 2016
19/02
2016
Milton Keynes
£199
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Feb 19, 2016
19/02
2016
London Victoria
£199
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Feb 22, 2016
22/02
2016
Reading Green Park
 
**Full**
Feb 26, 2016
26/02
2016
Leeds
£199
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Feb 29, 2016
29/02
2016
Tower Bridge
£199
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Mar 4, 2016
04/03
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£199
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Mar 7, 2016
07/03
2016
Bristol
£199
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Mar 9, 2016
09/03
2016
London Kings Cross
£149
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Mar 14, 2016
14/03
2016
Slough
£199
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Mar 18, 2016
18/03
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£199
Book now
Mar 21, 2016
21/03
2016
Nottingham
£199
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Apr 4, 2016
04/04
2016
Leeds
£179
Book now
Apr 4, 2016
04/04
2016
London Victoria
£179
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Apr 4, 2016
04/04
2016
Milton Keynes
£179
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Apr 8, 2016
08/04
2016
Reading Green Park
£179
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Apr 11, 2016
11/04
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£179
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Apr 13, 2016
13/04
2016
London Kings Cross
£139
Book now
Apr 15, 2016
15/04
2016
Tower Bridge
£159
Book now
Apr 22, 2016
22/04
2016
Bristol
£159
Book now
Apr 25, 2016
25/04
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£159
Book now
Apr 29, 2016
29/04
2016
Slough
£159
Book now
May 6, 2016
06/05
2016
Nottingham
£139
Book now
May 13, 2016
13/05
2016
London Victoria
£139
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May 13, 2016
13/05
2016
Milton Keynes
£139
Book now
May 16, 2016
16/05
2016
Reading Green Park
£139
Book now
May 20, 2016
20/05
2016
Leeds
£139
Book now
May 23, 2016
23/05
2016
Tower Bridge
£139
Book now
May 27, 2016
27/05
2016
Birmingham City Centre
£139
Book now
Jun 1, 2016
01/06
2016
London Kings Cross
£119
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Jun 3, 2016
03/06
2016
Bristol
£139
Book now
Jun 6, 2016
06/06
2016
Slough
£139
Book now
Jun 10, 2016
10/06
2016
Manchester Princess Street
£139
Book now
Jun 13, 2016
13/06
2016
Nottingham
£139
Book now
Jun 20, 2016
20/06
2016
Milton Keynes
£139
Book now
Jun 20, 2016
20/06
2016
London Victoria
£139
Book now
Jun 27, 2016
27/06
2016
Leeds
£139
Book now

DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY COURSE

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES EXCLUDE VAT.

AVERAGE REVIEW: 88%  (4.4/5)  BASED ON 112 REVIEWS

Karen Flippance , Feb 2 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Enjoyed the course, teacher good and it she made it fun learning." Natalie Jackson , Dec 9 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"I really found the training method, materials and tips very helpful and very relevant to my role." Hazel Brant , Dec 9 2015
Course rating of 4 stars
"I have recommend Activia to my colleagues and line manager to hold further training courses " Jeseca White, Dec 4 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"The trainer did an excellent job in breaking it down in an easy and useful way to help us understand the importance of taking minutes, the roles each member of the meeting has. He also provided some very useful tips to help us when we are taking minutes. " Claire Humpage , Dec 4 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"very good" Rachael Lynch, Nov 13 2015
Course rating of 4 stars
"Just want to say I had a good day and the trainer was very helpfull" Natasha Hamlet, Sep 25 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"I found the course very helpful the instructor covered everything brilliantly. I would recommend you to a friend and if I near any other training I know where to come." Karen Hayward, Aug 13 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"Bernadette was really great at leading the course. She made sure everyone played a part and was so helpful, clear and professional." Laura Cromack, Jul 22 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"Superb trainer, thank you!" Hollie Newton, Jun 24 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"Comments - Just how good Caroline was and extra tips and experiences she had had. " Ione Petit, Jun 10 2015
Course rating of 4 stars
"I found the training very helpful and would definitely use Activia again for training." Samantha Colclough, May 29 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"Really enjoyed the training - I got lots of information to use in my job." Jade Coates, May 20 2015
Course rating of 4 stars
"Our Trainer Leeza was very engaging and helpful. " Maddison Taylor, May 20 2015
Course rating of 5 stars
"The course provide Leeza was fantastic." Jackie Kirkham, May 13 2015
Course rating of 4 stars
"Lovely presenter with a wealth of knowledge and very personable."

MORE INFORMATION FOR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

General Information

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 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 get a quick price, and to book online
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 workbooks (and lunches if it's at our centre)
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 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

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 itenerary 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.

GET IN TOUCH

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0333 6000 111

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TRAINING FOR MINUTE TAKING

We can enhance your skills with Effective Minute Taking course at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our minute taking courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering minute taking made easy all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training for Minute Taking to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in course in Minute Taking.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your course in Minute Taking ?


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Locations Address: Head Office, Regus House,
268 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 4DX

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