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Minute Taking Masterclass

PTP Training & Marketing Ltd, In London (+7 locations)
1 day
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Course description

Minute Taking Masterclass

A full day training programme that delivers techniques for producing professionally-presented minutes and includes a review and evaluation of minutes that participants are currently producing.


  • What are the challenges with producing minutes?
  • Examination of participants current practice for creating minutes
  • Published agendas and hidden agendas – their effects on meetings and minute taking
  • The importance of listening
  • What to include, what to leave out of minutes
  • Sections, styles and layouts
  • Who is doing what and when
  • Headings and numbering
  • Useful words for minutes
  • Writing in the active rather than passive tense
  • Writing concisely, professionally and clearly
  • Exercise in re-drafting existing minutes to incorporate learning points
  • Practical exercises in taking minutes at scenario-based ‘meetings’

Note – Attendees are required to bring along a set of minutes that they have produced in the past, which will form the basis of an exercise.

If the organisation has an in-house template for the layout of minutes, then this can be incorporated into the content of the course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


participants can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  • A greater confidence in minute-taking
  • Know how to structure and lay out minutes professionally
  • Develop an appropriate writing style for producing minutes
  • Improved listening skills

Training Course Content

  • Introductions and course objectives
  • The challenges with producing minutes, especially if the meeting is being chaired ineffectively.
  • Examination of participants’ current practice for taking minutes ensuring accuracy and achieving an easy to read visual layout.
  • Published agendas and hidden agendas – their effects on meetings and minute taking.
  • The importance of listening – how to ensure that nothing important is missed and no incorrect assumptions made.
  • The big question – what to include and what to leave out of minutes.
  • Layouts – sections, styles, headings and numbering.
  • Organisational house styles will be reviewed and compared which participants will have brought along with them.
  • Who is doing what and by when?& Ensuring action items are clearly identified.
  • Writing in the active rather than the passive tense.
  • Writing concisely, professionally and clearly.
  • Exercise in re-drafting existing minutes to incorporate learning points.
  • Useful words for minutes and common confusions that spellcheck may not pick up and correct.

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Fee includes all course materials, Participant packs, certification and lunch

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PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
PTP House
102 Brook Street
LE12 6TU Wymeswold Leicestershire

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