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Successful Meetings and Minutes

Pitman Training Group
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6 hours
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Course description

Successful Meetings and Minutes Course

Meetings that aren't managed properly could result in a significant waste of time. A crucial function of effective meetings is the taking down of well-written, accurate minutes. This course in Successful Meetings and Minutes will teach participants to take minutes that are effective, thorough and accurate. Specifically, participants will learn the processes of a meeting, the role of the minute taker and the key qualities of well-taken minutes.

Distance learning and classroom options are available for this course.

This course is CPD accredited and successful completion will earn participants 8 CPD points.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Secretaries
  • Administrators
  • PAs
  • EAs
  • Office Managers
  • Anyone who participates in meetings or minute-taking

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon completion, delegates will be awarded a Pitman Training Certificate.

Successful completion of this course will earn participants 8 CPD points.

Training Course Content

This Minute Taking course includes the following key lessons:

Lesson One

What minutes are, the cycle of a meeting, different types of meeting, the purposes and benefits of meetings, the roles of chair, attendee and minute taker, the tasks that a minute taker might undertake before the meeting, notice of the meeting, arranging the venue and refreshments, preparing the agenda, dealing with documents that may be needed for a meeting, distributing the agenda, last minute preparations.

Lesson Two

Definition of the role of the minute taker, preparation for the start of the meeting, the four steps of listening, skills to speed up your note taking, what to note down in a meeting, the importance of the liaison between minute taker and chair, confidence, assertiveness.

Lesson Three

Grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, how to use reported speech, word processing skills, proofreading, typing up the minutes, distributing the minutes.


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Classroom options are also available for this course.

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Pitman Training offers a unique combination of benefits to students, giving them a training experience that will boost confidence and enhance skills, whether you are interested in secretarial, Microsoft Office, keyboard skills, book-keeping and accounts or IT training. Sir Isaac Pitman...

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Fairfax House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane
LS22 7FD Wetherby

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