Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. 

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Is this for you?

If you work as a Secretary, Administrator, PA, EA or Office Manager for instance, your role may involve taking notes or minutes at meetings.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 8 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

Around 6 to 8 hours

About this course

 

Help save wasted hours & make your mark in the office!

A core role in any office admin, secretarial or PA job is supporting your team, aiding productivity and efficiency in an otherwise manic world!

Time is precious and meetings can often be a thorn in our side.

Thousands of hours are wasted in the British workforce through ‘having meetings’ – but when used properly, productively and proficiently they can be very valuable forms of communication.

Benefits: -

  • Harness the power of productive meetings
  • Understand the need for different types of meeting
  • Clarify the roles of chair, attendee and minute taker
  • Understand the logistics required for arranging meetings
  • Plan and prepare to ensure every meeting has a clear focus
  • Organise others to increase meeting efficiency
  • Clearly document key points
  • Understand how to feed back actions
  • Determine the output of each meeting in no uncertain terms.

There are three lessons in this course: -

Lesson One: what minutes are, the cycle of a meeting, different types of meeting, the purposes and benefits of meetings, the roles of chair, attendee and minute taker, the tasks that a minute taker might undertake before the meeting, notice of the meeting, arranging the venue and refreshments, preparing the agenda, dealing with documents that may be needed for a meeting, distributing the agenda, last minute preparations.

Lesson Two: definition of the role of the minute taker, preparation for the start of the meeting, the four steps of listening, skills to speed up your note taking, what to note down in a meeting, the importance of the liaison between minute taker and chair, confidence, assertiveness.

Lesson Three: grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, how to use reported speech,  word processing skills, proofreading, typing up the minutes, distributing the minutes.

Aims and Objectives

This course aims to understand the different types of meetings, how they run and how best to organise your role as minute taker.

 

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

Minute taking plays a key role in many secretarial roles. From this course you could progress and undertake shorthand training to enhance your effectiveness. With this skill on your CV you can look towards applying for roles in Secretarial and PA positions.

Successful Meetings and Minutes Course Training Centres

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Carlow Pitman Training Carlow, First Floor, 1 Tullow Street, Carlow Town Enquire &
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Cork Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork Enquire &
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Dublin Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin Enquire &
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Dundalk Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth Enquire &
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Galway Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway Enquire &
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Kerry Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry Enquire &
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Limerick Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick Enquire &
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Maynooth Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth Enquire &
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Mullingar Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Enquire &
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Naas Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas Enquire &
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Sligo Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo Enquire &
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Swords Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin Enquire &
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Wexford Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Laois Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, First Floor, 1 Tullow Street, Carlow Town R93 H7VO
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Maynooth
Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth W23 R9V4
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Naas
Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Swords
Pitman Training Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 HY58
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT

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