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Joy of minutes

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Joy of minutes

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Course duration: 2 days
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £350.00 / Non-Members £550.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This 2 day course is for anyone who attends meetings of any kind and has to write up some kind of summary. It is particularly beneficial to meeting secretaries and minute takers. Whether you are a complete beginner, or have been minute-taking for some time and just need to brush up on your skills, you will benefit from this highly practical and hands-on course. The trainer uses lots of exercise work to break the learning down into manageable chunks


Course content

  • Why minutes are essential
  • Their role in an healthy meeting cycle
  • The importance of effective preparation
  • Taking efficient and relevant notes
  • Different styles of presenting minutes
  • Practice note-taking skills
  • The importance of language

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the purpose of meetings and minutes
  • Understand the components of pre-meeting preparation
  • Use a variety of note-taking techniques
  • Understand how to select relevant information
  • Identify different forms of minute structure and layout
  • Understand how to write clearer and more effective minutes
  • Be more confident taking minutes at meetings

Trainer: Carol Davies