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Effective Minute Taking Training Course

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This course is designed for people who need to be more effective in Minute Taking and Presentation of Minutes.

Learn all the techniques to save you time and to help all the people attending your meetings to know what they have to do and when!!

Call 01384 441144 and speak with Jennifer or Mary who will be pleased to help!!

If you choose to email: please click here!

Midlands Training Ltd at Midlands Business Centre Ltd, provides training courses at Cradley Enterprise Centre,

Maypole Fields, Cradley, Halesowen, B63 2QB.


"The practical exercises in my Minute Taking course were very useful and gave me a greater understanding of the subject.  I gave 100% marks to my Tutor Mary, for the delivery of the course. What I liked best was that the course was tailored made for my requirements!!  

Informative course with input regarding current role in Shropshire Fire and Rescue - delivered with a friendly approach.  Alison M 

I was pleased with my Minute Taking course which was very detailed.  It covered all aspects of Minute Taking and fantastic practical exercises to demonstrate my new skills.  What I will do differently is to practise taking minutes to build my confidence and improve my techniques.  Kathryn G. P.A. (What I liked best was my amazing Trainer - Mary!!)

Victoria Severndale Specialist Academy.

I found the Minute Taking Course to be BRILLIANT.  It was very well run by a personable Trainer and ut was just right for my needs.  Carrole : Shropshire Fire and Rescue. January 2018

What I liked best about my training is "THE STAFF"!!!  We were made to feel very welcome and the training was made fun!!!  Rachael from Shropshire Fire and Rescue

"I shall be more concise in taking minutes and producing them! and I found the course to be helpful and especially "for individual training" Susan W UK Renal Registry.

UK Renal Registry

Kennedie from Black Country Housing Association said that Mary was a great Tutor and related the objective to my line of work!

My impression of my course is that it is exactly what I needed!!  A Goodman

The Course was fun - I loved the Trainer and the relaxed atmosphere felt very comfortable.  Practising the Minute Taking was fun too!!!  K Gallop 


Click here to email Midlands Training  or to call us on 01384 441144 and speak with Jennifer or Mary who will be pleased to help!!

This one-day course is designed to provide useful and practical skills to help you become an efficient and accurate Minute-Taker.


 To understand the dynamics of meetings

  • To identify strategies for effective minute-taking 
  • To practise skills of effective minute-taking 

 Programme Content

  •  Meetings
  • Why have meetings?
  • Types of meetings
  • When does the minute-taking role commence?
  • Who is involved?
  • Who does what? - the role of the chair and the minute-taker working in partnership


  • “Should we have an Agenda?" 
  • Setting the Agenda - who, what, when, how 
  • Different Styles of Agenda 
  • Practical Exercise - Preparing an Agenda 

 The Meeting

  • Preparation for the Meeting - meeting planning 
  • At the Meeting - identifying people and their roles 

 Writing it Down

  • Communication - barriers to communication 
  • Active Listening Skills – maintaining focus and concentration 
  • Taking Notes  - different methods for different situations 
  • Summarising  Reports                                                                     

Writing the Minutes

  • The Purpose of Minutes 
  • Writing Clearly and Concisely - how to produce professional minutes 
  • Different Styles of Minutes 
  • Recording Decisions and Actions 
  • Checking for accuracy – correct use of language, grammar and punctuation 
  • Practical Exercise - Writing the Minutes 

Review - Action Planning

  • Overview
  • Drawing up an Action Plan
  • Refining your Techniques

Personal Action Plan

Please call Jennifer or Mary on 01384 441144 or click here to email Midlands Training Ltd.

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