Effective Minute Taking

To ensure meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary: an assurance of closure, a strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. If people can’t remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? Accurate minute taking is an important exercise for individuals who are time stricken over deadlines and meeting appointments. After this one-day workshop you will understand your role as a minute taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the importance of minute-taking
  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organisation
  • Be able to remedy many of the complaints that beset minute takers
  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semi-formal meetings, and action minutes
  • Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting
  • Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book

Who Should Attend?

This is course for anyone who would like to develop their minutes taking skills at work.

What Will Be Covered?

  • The role of a minute-taker
  • The skills of a minute-taker
  • Meeting agreements
  • Styles of minutes
  • What to record
  • Techniques for preparing minutes
  • The minute book
  • Taking minutes in an interactive meeting


Our training programs are practical with lots of interaction and discussion between the participants. During this one-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to develop and work on individual action plans in a consultative and controlled environment.


A pre program questionnaire which is designed to assist you in receiving the best outcome and return on investment from your training. There is only a short amount of time to transfer the message so Sarden Learning will try to gain an insight into your company's background, processes, issues and culture so we are able to deliver an outstanding service for you.

Training Investment Price Quotes

Our quotes are completely inclusive, meaning our firm quote includes:
  • All needs assessment discussions
  • All training development
  • All training customization
  • All training materials
  • Training delivery
  • All travel related costs and expenses
  • You receive one invoice when the training is completed. No surprises.
Format:Full day
Venue:onsite and offsite
Max participants:20
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