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Minute Writing Skills Training

Minute Writing Skills Training Course - 1 Day

Minutes are a written record of the essence of a meeting. They are used to inform those who did not attend the meeting what took place, as well as to keep track of decisions made during the meeting and actions required.

The taking of accurate minutes is an important, but difficult skill. On this Minute Writing training course, delegates will learn how to take notes in the meeting, then write the official minutes, after the meeting.

We show you how to improve your listening, memory, note-taking and writing skills. Learn how to prepare yourself to take excellent minutes.

Available as an In-House Course

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Minute Writing Skills Training Availability, Pricing and Course Dates

If you have any questions, please phone us (020 3856 3037) or send us a message.

Bespoke Training (In-House or Live Online)

£2,150+VAT per training day
(International Price Varies)

In-House training has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.

Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if needed (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

We are able to train in your timezone.

All our training includes:

  • A full day of quality training, delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Total of 6 CPD training hours (9am - 4.30pm), plus an additional 2-3 via post-course online independent learning.
  • Full digital interactive course notes
  • Training certificate
  • Access to additional free training material after the course via our post-course portal
  • 3 months free telephone coaching: Whilst you are implementing what you have learned, if you need to, you can contact us for support and guidance

What is Minute Writing Skills Training?

What are minutes? Minutes are the written records of the crux of a meeting. Minutes are not transcripts of everything that occurs. Minutes are more selective. The purpose of minutes is to capture the meaning of the meeting, its essence.

Minute writing is a difficult skill because it requires many subset skills: memory, listening, judgement, note taking and compositional writing skills.

Minute writing training is designed to teach delegates these essential skills and how to use them to write purposeful, brief, clear and accurate minutes.

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If you want to know more about this course, or any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 3856 3037 or make an enquiry online.

Customer Reviews

4.9/5 Our Minute Writing Skills Course is rated based on 516 reviews. More Customer Reviews >
The course content was very helpful and useful. Will try and put into practise as soon as possible. Some very good tips, especially on managing conflict. The Trainer’s presentation was very friendly and easy to understand. Put everyone at their ... [Read More]
Course content was highly beneficial. Some aspects I was aware of and use, but also new methods learnt that I will look to practice, ie 6 step method and emotional danger zone. Chris was amazing. He presented in a fun and enticing way, interesti... [Read More]

Minute Writing Skills Training Course Overview

We start the training with a proper definition of minutes. We contrast minutes to transcripts. Minutes are not transcripts.

Then we explore the skills associated to the ideal minute writer. The minute writer needs many skills: memory, listening, judgement, communication skills, note taking and compositional writing skills.

Then we examine each of the skills and teach you the methods to improve each one.

The combined effect of improving every subset skill associated to minute writing is an immediate giant leap in minute writing ability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain the benefits of taking excellent written minutes
  • Avoid the perils of failing to take good minutes accurately
  • Improve your listening, memory and note-taking skills
  • In the meeting, use content-mapping to make your initial notes
  • Avoid being overwhelmed by the sheer pace of the conversation
  • Handle challenging delegates: help them to help you take good notes
  • From the initial notes, produce the perfect finished minutes

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