Minute Taking Training

Mastering Minutes - How to take meeting minutes


We've all been there…that feeling of dread after being asked to take the minutes of a meeting. Should you take a verbatim account of the meeting, or will a task-led note be sufficient? Should you include negative comments, and how on earth do you keep up with fast paced debate and the action points that arise?

This course is all about writing effective minutes. You'll learn how to manage your note taking, as well as getting a host of tips to ensure that you prepare complete, concise and well-structured minutes that you'll be proud to share.



The role of a minute taker is extremely important in a meeting. Our e-learning course will provide you with the techniques to accurately document what has been discussed, by whom, and mostly importantly the agreed outcomes and actions.

The course uses video and exercises to take you through the following topics:

  • Preparation before a meeting
  • Taking notes
  • Turning notes into minutes
  • Approval and circulation of minutes

You will be able to download a meeting minute template along with an attendance sheet for writing up your minutes as you work through the course. At the end of the course you can also download a pdf with our top tips.

Course Content

Taking the minutes of a meeting efficiently and effectively can be a difficult skill to master. As a minute taker, knowing when to record a consensus or action point can make all the difference to a productive meeting.

As a result of completing this e-learning course on writing minutes you'll:

  • understand the importance of liaising with the Chair so you understand what kind of minutes are required
  • understand how a good agenda can help the minute-taker
  • know how to prepare your notepad to ensure you take notes effectively
  • be able to take notes that can easily be turned into minutes
  • know what to include and what to leave out of the minutes
  • be able to prepare complete, concise and well-structured minutes



1 hour


Perfect for anyone working within a law firm, or other professional setting who is responsible for taking minutes of meetings, including secretaries, paralegals and support staff.

The course is also available as an Online PSC Elective for trainee solicitors.

If you want to buy multiple subscriptions please contact Kath Kinch.


To discuss how our minute taking training can help, please contact Linda Moran
Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Linda@KinchRobinson.com