Minute-taking Masterclass

Produce minutes that can be relied upon


1 day

Organisations that keep formal minutes need them to be timely, accurate and action-oriented. So, they need to be able to rely completely on the people who produce them. 


During this hands-on course, participants will learn how to filter conversations so they can capture the main points, motions, decisions and actions in fast-moving meetings. And they’ll practise producing minutes that are clear and informative. 

Participants will be able to:


  • provide an accurate record of meetings in their minutes
  • work effectively with the chair – before, during and after the meeting 
  • produce minutes efficiently so that attendees receive them quickly

Understanding the fundamentals

  • Understanding the importance of keeping minutes for organisations 
  • Using shorthand and minute-taking terminology properly 
  • Filtering conversations to retain what’s important and let go of what’s not

Getting organised properly

  • Before the meeting – taking a proper brief and distributing the agenda  
  • At the meeting – discreetly co-ordinating with the chair 
  • After the meeting – writing up minutes from notes quickly and reviewing them with the chair

Producing clear concise minutes

  • Highlighting action points and deadlines 
  • Increasing reading clarity with reporting verbs and active voice 
  • Proofreading properly by using effective techniques

Tailored version

This course can be adapted to the specific needs of your team so they can focus on their real projects and challenges. A reasonable design fee will be added to the cost of the course if you choose this option.

Find out more

If you’d like to have a chat about Minute-taking Masterclass for your team, please send me a message.