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!
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.
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.
At the end of the day, delegates will be able to:
- Understand the role and skills of the minute taker
- Be able to exercise relevant questioning and listening skills
- Have participated in role plays of taking minutes of meetings
- Know what to record and be familiar with Roberts Rules of Order
- Know about minutes styles and different kinds of meetings
- Understand the format of formal minutes
- Know what to do before, during and after the meeting
- Know how to write up and distribute the minutes