Minute Taking Training Overview

Minute Taking Training Course Outline

Module 1: Role of a Minute Taker

  • Introduction
  • Who is a Minute Taker?
  • Roles and Skills of a Minute Taker
  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Meeting Agreements

Module 2: Minutes Styles

  • Choosing a Style
  • Formal Minutes
  • Action Minutes
  • Informal Minutes
  • Recording Motions and Resolutions
  • What to Record?

Module 3: Techniques for Preparing Minutes

  • Writing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes

Module 4: Interactive Meetings

  • Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
  • Role of the Facilitator in an Interactive Meeting
  • Members More Able to Participate
  • Role of the Minute Taker at an Interactive Meeting

Module 5: Developing Your Minute Taking Skills

  • Appearances
  • A Personal Action Plan

Module 6: Listening Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Repercussions of Poor Listening
  • Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Paralinguistic
  • Background Interference
  • Surrounding Interferences
  • Misunderstandings, Misconceptions and Poor Judgement
  • Judgemental Interference

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Who should attend this Minute Taking Training Course?

The Minute Taking Training Course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their process of recording the discussions and decisions made during a meeting. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Administrative Professionals
  • Executive Assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • HR Professionals
  • Board Secretaries

Prerequisites of the Minute Taking Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for the Minute Taking Training Course. However, a basic understanding of meetings and how they work would be beneficial for delegates.

Minute Taking Training Course Overview

Efficient Minute Taking plays a vital role in documenting and preserving necessary information during meetings and discussions. For PA and Secretary aspirants, mastering this skill can be beneficial. The ability to accurately record and organise key points discussed during meetings not only demonstrates competence but also ensures organisational transparency and accountability, reinforcing the significance of PA and Secretarial Courses. Proficiency in Minute Taking is essential for professionals pursuing careers as Personal Assistants, Secretaries, and Administrative Support Personnel. These roles often require meticulous documentation of meetings, decisions, and action items, where precision is paramount. Additionally, executives and leaders can significantly benefit from mastering this skill, as it streamlines communication and record-keeping, enhancing productivity and decision-making processes.

This intensive 1-day PA and Secretarial Training Course is designed to equip delegates with the essential tools and techniques required for effective Minute Taking. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, delegates will gain the confidence and competence to excel in Minute Taking, enhancing their value within the organisation and contributing significantly to efficient communication and informed decision-making processes.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamental principles of Minute Taking
  • To develop proficiency in active listening and note-taking techniques
  • To learn how to create structured and concise meeting minutes
  • To enhance their ability to document action items, decisions, and follow-ups effectively
  • To gain practical experience in real-time Minute Taking scenarios
  • To cultivate time-management skills for efficient Minute Taking
  • To learn to adapt to various meeting dynamics and communication styles
  • To receive valuable feedback and personalised guidance for continuous improvement

After completing the Minute Taking Course, delegates will receive a certification that recognises their newfound skills and competence in Minute Taking. This certification will not only validate their expertise but also open doors to enhanced career opportunities.

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What’s included in this Minute Taking Training Course?      

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors          
  • Minute Taking Training Certificate        
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Minute Taking Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Minute Taking Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Minute Taking Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Minute Taking Training sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Minute Taking Training at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

Our Minute Taking Training offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


Monitor employees progress

The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

What our customers are saying

Minute Taking Training FAQs

Soft Skills are a group of features needed to carry out interpersonal exchange.
The benefits of Minute Taking Training course are: Set up a meeting effectively and to ensure maximum attendance. Develop an appreciation of the importance of preparation before the meeting. Know about minutes styles and different kinds of meetings. It helps to improve listening skills.
We deliver regular Minute Taking courses in a range of state-of-the-art venues all over the UK and worldwide. Therefore, it is easy to find a training venue near you.
This training course includes The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, refreshments, and certificates.
The qualities of Minute Taker include Listening skills, Assertiveness skills, good command of the written language, and a sound critical thinker.
The Minute taking is essential for meetings because minutes are used to create a business document, decisions made concerning these issues, and which makes them a useful review document.
The price for Minute Taking Training certification in Belgium starts from €1195
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Minute Taking Training.
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Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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