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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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MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

Quality, flexible Effective Minute Taking course

We feel we provide the best minute taking training courses you can find, so ask us if you need help

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
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DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 87%  (4.4/5)  BASED ON 126 REVIEWS

Aimee Theobald, Jul 8 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was really enthusiastic which made it more enjoyable." Charlotte Ferris, Jun 3 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Friendly and helpful instructor who answered any queries we had." Pavandeep Kaur, May 27 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was excellent and touched up on the subjects well." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good Course." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good course" Mandy Burrell, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Thank you to Chris the trainer." Helen Evangeline Menzies, May 13 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Anthony was very good. I feel like he built a good rapport with the group and tailored the course to our own individual needs. Thank you" Siel Devos, Apr 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Very good training, really useful and the trainer was very good too: listened to all our concerns and provided really good suggestions." Helal Ahmed, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"overall excelent" sanda Lapinsh, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"I enjoyed the course very much. " Victoria Callaghan , Apr 4 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"David set the scene well and the room was light and airy and a pleasant environment to be in for the day!" Melanie Iseli , Feb 29 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Positive, friendly trainer, conveying confidence. I enjoyed the day." Gemma Adele Cooper, Feb 19 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Course had great detail, trainer had great knowledge and is an asset to your company." Karen Flippance , Feb 2 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Enjoyed the course, teacher good and it she made it fun learning." Joanne Smith, Feb 1 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Really enjoyed the day, great trainer & other delegates helped tremendously."

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 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.

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MINUTE TAKING MADE EASY

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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