Meetings and Minute Taking Skills Training Course (1 Day)

The role of the Minute Taker is essential for accurate reporting of events and decisions made during meetings. Accuracy, good listening skills, and understanding meeting formats and etiquette all contribute to well written minutes.

Timings: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Our small group training courses allow for adequate social distancing.

We also offer the option of Virtual training/coaching.

Booking confirmations: We will email you to confirm receipt of your booking within five working days. A confirmation invoice will be issued to either request payment by either BACS or confirmation of payment if you have made a card payment already through our World Pay Account.  This will be issued within five working days. Also detailed joining instructions are normally released by email at least seven working days prior to the date of the course.

We look forward to receiving your booking and welcoming you onto the course.

Our Meetings and Minute Taking course will teach you the core skills required to efficiently compile the notes required for clear and concise minutes.

Key skills include:

Effective Meetings

  • Preparation
  • Ensuring a meeting is successful – what role will you play?
  • Arranging the meeting, Agenda setting, Minute taker
  • The meeting cycle
  • Structure of a meeting
  • Agenda setting

Note Taking

  • Effective note taking
  • Example layouts
  • Mind Mapping

Attending the Meeting

  • At the meeting – concerns/issues
  • Common problems
  • Finding out who’s who/remembering
  • Not understanding
  • Hearing – active listening skills
  • Arguments
  • Coping with numbers and figures

Writing Minutes

  • Layout of Minutes
  • Example of agenda items
  • Tradition style
  • Factual style
  • Practical Exercises

Language & Grammar

  • Business English
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar


A full list of all of our course locations and dates are available on your right – simply click and book online.

If you prefer we can come to you and deliver a course at your business for small or larger groups – email us at for an in-company quote for this training, call us on 01423 861122 or contact us through our website.

This course is for anyone who is required to take the minutes at meetings within their organisation.

I feel that the support I received through the course was excellent. I would recommend the course and the trainer to other people. This support has given me a boost in my confidence.

I feel more confident about my note taking

I really enjoyed the course and will be recommend the course to my colleagues

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I benefited extremely

Trainer was approachable, knowledgeable and the trainer was able to spend time reviewing minutes I had taken at work and provide excellent feedback in helping me to further improve my skills

Trainer was excellent by providing clear and concise explanations whilst maintaining an interactive group atmosphere – Very good day I will take alot away with me!

In-House, Virtual Training & Coaching

Preferential rates and choice of dates when we come to your place/deliver virtually!

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Training Venues

£575.00 + VAT
per delegate

INCLUDES: Expert Trainer, Training Packs, Certificates, Lunch and Refreshments

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