Course Introduction

Minute Taking course is an innovative and informative which will help the delegates with taking meeting minutes. Minute Taking course will recognise the importance of minute taking and provide essential techniques of minute taking to the delegates. The course is a sound introduction to minute taking and equips the candidates with the knowledge and skills of minute taking. The training course teaches the delegates how to keep track the critical information discussed, ideas generated and planning steps presented.

Minute Taking course clarifies the purpose of minutes, explore the role during meetings and planning before and after the meeting. There are many ways to save time during note-taking and also how to reduce stress which people usually experience when taking minutes.


What's Included

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Course Content

Minute Taking course teaches the candidates how to recognise the importance of taking accurate minutes and make them more confident in their role. Through this course, the delegates will approach the fruitful results and produce planned agendas. To ensure meetings are productive and worth, there are three ingredients which are necessary such as an assurance of closure, a strong leader and final minutes.

Candidates will understand the responsibilities of a minute taker and identify the importance of taking accurate minutes. Furthermore, this course will help delegates to develop their minute style that is adaptable to a variety of situations.


  • What is minute-taker?
  • Three Objectives of meetings
  • Minute requirements for formal vs informal meetings
  • Role of minute taker plays in the process
  • The purpose of minutes


  • Definition of minutes
  • Appropriate writing skills
  • What to record and ignore
  • Importance of the Minutes Taker

Techniques for preparing Minutes

  • Methods of Taking Minutes
  • Writing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes

Minutes Styles

  • Choosing a Style
  • Informal Minutes
  • Action Minutes
  • Formal Minutes
  • Recording Motions and Resolutions

Taking minutes in an interactive Meeting

  • What is the role of Facilitator at an interactive Meeting
  • Role of the Minute Taker at an Interactive Meeting

Determine what is important

  • Methods of making notes
    • Mind Mapping
    • Smart Wisdom
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Taking minutes
  • Reflection

Developing Skills

  • Appearance and Professionalism
  • Listening Skills


  • Maintaining focus and concentration
  • The Golden Rules
  • Key points to remember
  • Common Questions
  • Personal Preparation Checklist

Delivery Methods


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Course Schedule

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Northampton from £3294
Virtual from £984
Leeds from £3294
Newcastle from £3294
Liverpool from £3294
Manchester from £3294
London from £3294
Chorley from £3294
Preston from £3294
Sheffield from £3294


What will you learn?

  • Learn how privacy legislation impacts the minute
  • Understand the role of minute taker
  • Learn how to save valuable time and gain confidence
  • Recognise the barriers to active listening and overcome them. How to maintain concentration and critical points
  • Learn how to handle mistakes and corrections
  • The delegates will able to select the appropriate form for the context
  • Learn how to manage time in a crucial situation
  • Pick out key points from discussions
  • Watch out the hidden variables
  • How to minimise stress by thorough preparation before the meeting begins
  • How to overcome problems when taking minutes

Who should attend the course?

  • Anyone who takes minutes at a meeting of boards, committees, volunteer groups
  • Professionals who work as Technical Support, Hot Line or Help Desk, Customer Service Representatives, Receptionists and Operators

What are the prerequisites for the Minute Taking course?

There are no prerequisites for this course. So anyone can attend the course.

What are the benefits of this course?

  • Delegates will boost up their skills and make meetings more efficient
  • Delegates will produce better “final minutes” and become a better listener

How can I find more information about the course?

If you want to get more information related our course, please send us an e-mail on or call us on 0800 781 0626.

When does this course start?

Please arrive the venue at 8:45 am as our training sessions are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

What do I receive on the course?

Datrix provides course materials, experienced trainer and refreshment along with the training.