Course Details

Category:
Professional Development
Run by:
Learning and Development
For Whom:
All Staff
Dates:
-
Location:
Online
Time:
09.30 - 13.00
Presenter:
Sarah Marriott
Duration:
3.5hrs

Course Overview

Minute-taking

Participants will gain confidence in their skills on this half-day workshop-style course. You will also learn about best practice, how to listen more effectively and how to write less during a meeting – and how to ensure completed minutes achieve their objectives.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

Part 1 – Introduction

  • Best practice: defining good minutes
  • What are the key skills for minute-taking?
  • Style of different types of minutes: formal and informal
  • Practical: A to Z of taking minutes

Part 2 – Before and during a meeting

  • Use a meetings checklist
  • Create an effective agenda
  • Listen more confidently – for salient points (and decide what to leave out)
  • Take shorter clearer notes (to speed up transcribing)
  • Practice: Taking minutes in a meeting, using guided role-play (notes provided)

Part 3 – After a meeting

  • Templates for formal and informal minutes
  • Practice: Writing up minutes from the role-play
  • Writing tips: effective lists / active voice / being concise
  • Useful phrases for formal minutes
  • Practice: Editing minutes from the role-play

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