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Taylor Mason

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Minute Taking In Meetings

minute taking in meetings trainingMinute Taking In Meetings

This minute taking in meetings training course helps you to learn to take and write professional meeting minutes and to do so more easily and speedily. The minute taking in meetings training course is suitable for any type of meeting that you take minutes in.

Attending this course enables you to provide your organisation with a set of professional minutes each and every time. To ensure that you are ready to take minutes the course uses a combination of both theory and practical activities allowing you to practice taking minutes before you return to work.

The minute taking course can be adapted to suit your level of experience with taking minutes, but on the whole it is suitable to anyone involved in meeting minutes.

Overall the aim of the training course is to enable you to write meeting minutes professionally, reduce the amount of wording required, save time and effort to produce effective minutes and to enhance the level of meeting communication for the organisation, the chair and meeting members.

Meeting minutes samples

This minute taking course carries no pre course work as we provide everything you need on the day.  However if you feel that you would like to bring samples of minutes that you have created for checking then this can be fed in to the group and practical areas of the course.

What you learn:

During the minute taking in meetings training you learn how to:

  • Work with the chair
  • Minutes preparation
  • Summarising
  • Formatting the agenda and the meeting minutes
  • Taking good (but not copious) minute notes
  • Writing clear meeting minutes

During the course you cover:

Taking meeting minutes – writing minutes – minute taking

  • Purpose of meetings
  • Purpose and styles of minutes
  • Determining how much detail is needed
  • Formats and content of the agenda
  • Formats and content of the meeting minutes
  • How to prepare well before minute taking
  • Who is responsible for what?
  • Working with the chair – getting his/her help with your minute taking
  • Listening skills
  • Improving note taking
  • Turning notes into meeting minutes
  • Editing summary and action plans

Minute Taking – The Agenda

  • The purpose content and structure of the meeting’s agenda
  • What the items mean
  • Writing the agenda as a control tool for the chair
  • Adequate and inadequate agendas

Minute Taking – Format of Meeting Minutes

  • What goes where?
  • Making the minutes useful but easy to read
  • Terminology such as in attendance, apologies, matters arising, committee business, any other business, etc
  • Coping with items like part-time attendance, in-hand, completed, etc
  • Conventions

Minute Taking – Responsibilities and Preparation

  • You and the chair – Who does what?
  • Before, during and after the meeting
  • Good preparation
  • Building a working partnership

Minute Taking – Listening and Note Taking:

  • Barriers to good listening
  • What gets in the way?
  • Overcoming the barriers
  • Tips for improving listening when taking minutes
  • Workable ideas for improving note taking
  • Keeping up
  • What to do when you get lost
  • Using the 80:20 rule

Minute Taking – From Notes to Meeting Minutes

  • A professional writer’s technique to make writing minutes easier and better
  • Writing the draft minutes – just one draft!
  • Editing the draft minutes into the final version

What did you think?

“Brilliant, really enjoyed the course”

Elaine Porterfield – Surrey NHS

“Leeza is a superb trainer”

Christine Hinderson – Maidstone borough council

“This was a useful training session, very good”

Farhana Uddin – A4E Ltd

Delivery Formats:

All our in house training course are available tailored to yours and your companies/delegates needs with our CTP (customised training programme) solution. Designed to meet any challenge or level required. Ask for a full proposal for your training, tailored to suit you.

Do you have questions about Minute Taking Training- Birmingham? Contact Taylor Mason

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50 Corporation St,
B4 6TB Birmingham
United Kingdom

Friday, 28 April 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Company Overview

We are a provider of professional business training courses; designed for companies who want to train their staff as well as individuals who are seeking their own personal development. We offer essential courses in time management, negotiation skills, leadership, stress management, effective communication, marketing and much more!

Browse over 100 courses and qualifications whether it be Personal Development, Management, Sales or Finance training you are after, we have course to suit.

 Our Services

Visit our Website for full details, Taylor Mason Training provides both open public courses in a wide range of disciplines and internal, tailored courses to match your company’s specific technical requirements. Our current portfolio includes technical (upstream) and software courses. You will learn from our training team who are themselves industry-recognised experts and who combine practical skills, commitment, and enthusiasm to answer a range of challenges faced every day.

Furthermore, Taylor Mason Training is proud to say that several of our instructors are trainers , an independent endorsement to confirm that our training is of the highest professional standard.

If you’d like to register your interest in any course, in any location around the world, then please get in touch with your suggestion.

lor Mason Training delivers professional and accredited training & development solutions to a wide range of organisations across the spectrum, encompassing FTSE 100 companies, Public sector organisations  through to SMEs.


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