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MINUTE TAKING - A PRACTICAL GUIDE
 
 
One Day Course 
 

SUITABLE FOR:  Anyone who is required to take factual records of meetings and distribute action points afterwards 
 

 

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

 

  • Be familiar with the various types of minutes and writing styles available

  • Be aware of the best ways for chair and minute taker to work together

  • Understand the principles of how to be selective and how to sort information effectively

  • Understand the importance of the agenda and know how to put one together

  • Be able to state the key features and benefits of active listening when taking notes during meetings.

 

PROGRAMME:

Introduction

  • What are we going to cover today?

  • What are my priorities?

The 'Effective’ Meeting

  • The role of the chairperson, the minute taker and the meeting participants

  • Understand the meeting: Understand the purpose of different types of meetings and the terminology used

  • The importance of the agenda

  • The purpose and format of the minutes

Methods of Note-Taking

  • Techniques: longhand –v- shorthand

  • Introduction to mind mapping

  • Identifying key points

Writing the Minutes

  • Using correct business language and grammar

  • Identifying a suitable structure and format

  • Producing Action Items

Action

  • How will I apply what I have learnt from today?

 

 

     
 

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