Introduction to Minute Taking

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    Part Time

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    Four Hours

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This innovative and informative Introduction to Minute Taking course will help you with taking meeting minutes or organising/managing meetings. Not only will it assist in ensuring minutes are accurate and professional, it will also help ensure meeting outcomes are more effective for all who attend.

What will I do?

Session One Objectives.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe three different reasons for keeping minutes of a meeting
  • Explain the importance of understanding the type of minutes to be taken at a meeting
  • Identify three key skills needed for the role of minute-taker

Further details on content of main sessions

  • What are minutes and why we do we need them?
  • What they are and where they are kept
  • Different reasons for needing minutes e.g. legal requirements, evidence
  • Different types of minutes
  • Whether recording discussions at a meeting and/or decisions made
  • Examples of minutes from different types of meetings
  • The role of the minute-taker
  • Key responsibilities of the minute-taker
  • Key skills needed for the role of minute-taker

Session Two Objectives.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Explain the link between the agenda and the taking of minutes
  • List examples of the layout, terminology and writing style to be used in minutes for a particular committee/meeting
  • Devise a personal action plan for effective minute-taking

Further details on content of main sessions

  • Relationship between the minute-taker and the Chairperson
  • Liaising with the Chairperson prior to the meeting
  • The role of the agenda in relation to minute-taking
  • Preparing appropriate minutes
  • Issues on taking notes at the meeting
  • Layout, terminology and writing style of minutes
  • Practical tips on minute-taking
  • Dealing with problems during a meeting e.g. lack of understanding, arguments between committee members etc
  • Tips on making notes at a meeting and preparing minute

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Introduction to Minute Taking course.

The Introduction to Minute Taking course will take you four hours to complete. You will attend College 9:00am – 1:00pm.

The IT – Excel Spreadsheets course will cost £115 per person.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

There is no formal examination or assessment on this course. By attending you will be awarded a Boston College Attendance Certificate

Completion of this course will equip the learner with the skills/knowledge needed to progress in the workplace

How to Apply.

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