Effective Minute Taking

Master the art of effective minute taking in our intensive 6-hour workshop. This course is ideal for anyone looking to boost their confidence and skill in capturing and documenting meeting discussions. By the end of this course, you will be equipped to apply the POWER approach, overcome barriers...

  • Audience

    This course is aimed at anyone who wants to develop their confidence and ability in minute taking. It provides an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on your skills in taking and writing up minutes.


    No pre-requisites required


    6 hours

    Delivery Method

    Face to face or Virtual
  • Course Objectives

    At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

    • State why it is important to take accurate minutes
    • Apply the POWER approach to taking and writing up minutes
    • Identify best practices in taking and writing up minutes
    • Take accurate minutes using at least one of three minute-taking methods
    • Identify and overcome barriers to effective minute-taking
    • Write up minutes of meetings that are accurate and clear

    Course Outline

    • The importance of accurate minutes and the implications of errors
    • The POWER model: Planning, Organising, Writing, Editing, and Reviewing for effective minutes
    • Three approaches to minute taking:
      • Minute book
      • Mind map
      • Table plan
    • Barriers to effective minute taking and strategies to overcome them
    • Practice and feedback session: taking minutes of a meeting
    • Three types of minutes:
      • Verbatim
      • Summary
      • Action points
    • Deciding which type of minutes is appropriate for different situations
    • Practice and feedback session: writing up minutes of a meeting
    • Course review and action planning: reflecting on learning outcomes and applying them in the workplace