Minute-Taker's Workshop Training


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The Minute-Taking Workshop is a course for those who find themselves called upon to take minutes but who have little knowledge on how to produce an accurate record of a meeting. You may be faced with ambiguous agreements, a vague agenda, interruptions, a poor chairperson or any number of difficult issues. This course provides practical guidance on how to overcome these and other problems and to take accurate minutes.

Live Online Schedule

  • Nov 28
  • Dec 19
  • Jan 30
  • Feb 27
  • Mar 29




You will need the following software/setup for this class:



Minute-Taker's Workshop

Participants are welcome to bring along a copy of minutes from their latest meeting (non-confidential) to critique and compare (optional).

  • Introductions, Objectives and Agenda
  • Exercise and Discussion of Communication Styles
  • Definitions
  • Purpose of Minutes
  • Misconceptions about Minute-Taking
  • Valuable Minute-Taking Skills
  • What makes a meeting unsuccessful?
  • What makes a meeting successful?
  • Cycle of a Meeting
  • Typical Meeting Structure
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Minute-Taker Before the Meeting
    • Sample Meeting Checklist
  • The Minute-Taker During the Meeting
  • The Minute-Taker After the Meeting
  • Common Questions
  • Useful Words for Minutes
  • Recording Decisions and Actions
  • Business English for Minutes