Centre for Continuing Education

Effective Minute Taking Course

Human Resources. Learn expert people management skills.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


This minute taking course is aimed at providing relevant and useful information to assist with the skill of minute taking. Everyday business functionality is geared around what happens in meetings. Whether in a large or small organisation, today’s administrative staff, executive or personal assistant need to be precise, factual and prompt in delivering the minutes from meetings.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • develop a pro-active mind set to taking minutes
  • organise and prioritise your diary to successfully record/write up minutes
  • utilise various methodologies in 'minute taking'
  • develop the confidence to manage interactions in a meeting
  • review and note ‘action’ items
  • distribute minutes in a timely fashion.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Organisational culture and expectations around minute taking
  • Common difficulties associated with minute taking
  • The skill of active listening
  • Being aware of and referring to outcomes required from each meeting
  • Assessing the dynamics of room set-up and positioning of attendees
  • Review of various methodologies to record minutes from meetings
  • Noting ‘action items’ accurately
  • Ensuring accuracy and timeliness of minute taking

Intended audience

Suitable for administrative staff, executive assistants' and personal assistants' of all levels who are looking to develop their minute taking skills. Also suitable for anyone who has completed the Executive Assistant’s Course and wants to continue their professional development and hone their skills in minute taking.

Delivery style

Interactive workshop which includes discussions, group exercises, case studies and supportive learning.

Before the course

If possible, please bring along a copy of an agenda and meeting minutes you have completed and/or have access to.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

What others say.

  • The course was very informative and interactive. It was also good to hear from other participants about their experiences.

  • The trainer was probably one of the best, absolute BEST trainers, I have ever been taught by! Knowledgeable to no end, entertaining, funny, witty, and I learned a lot. I would do another training courses with this tutor in a heartbeat.

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What others say.

  • The course was very informative and interactive. It was also good to hear from other participants about their experiences.
  • The trainer was probably one of the best, absolute BEST trainers, I have ever been taught by! Knowledgeable to no end, entertaining, funny, witty, and I learned a lot. I would do another training courses with this tutor in a heartbeat.
  • I enjoyed this course, and all of the information provided will benefit me. Thank you.
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