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Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 7.00

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Tuition (£): 325.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course will help you to plan meetings and type up minutes in an effective and structured way.  Focusing on understanding the importance of an agenda and how to take notes during meetings, the session will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to support people chairing meetings, make efficient use of attendees’ time and ensure that everyone is clear of the actions required of them following the meeting.

Entry requirements

This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for taking and distributing minutes of meetings.

Course Content

  • Recognise the purpose and importance of minutes
  • Understand the minute taker’s role
  • Know how to plan and prepare for a meeting
  • Understand the importance of an agenda
  • How to take notes during a meeting
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Select and record key points and actions
  • Writing up minutes effectively (layout, grammar, content)

How will I be assessed?

Benefits for the individual

  • Be able to plan meetings more effectively
  • Improve note-taking in meetings
  • Save time writing up minutes
  • Gain confidence in writing minutes

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Benefits for the organisation

Reduce costs and improve efficiency
Increase productivity
Improved communication
Relevant and accurate information

What can I do after this course?

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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