Minutes of Meetings

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Preparing minutes of meetings answers all your questions and more. How do you keep up with fast-paced debate? Accurate verbatim account or action-focussed note? Can you leave anything out?

How to take notes efficiently and then prepare minutes of meetings that are concise, well-organised and fit for purpose.

Course Content

This short course provides the techniques you need to prepare minutes of meetings that are fit for purpose.  The course uses video of meetings to identify the main problems for note-takers and minute-makers, and there are exercises for practising a range of techniques to help you plan, take notes and then write up effective minutes.

Content

Identifying the problems

  • ‘Have a go’ minute taking exercise
  • What goes wrong?

Practical techniques to improve minute taking

  • The importance of planning
  • Action based minutes – identifying actions and outcomes
  • Personal assertiveness as minute taker
  • Use of templates, styles, presentation, layout

A clear guide to good practice

  • What will I do differently in the future?

Outcomes

As a result of attending you will:

  • develop a well-organised approach to taking minutes and notes
  • prepare more effectively
  • plan before writing (actions or matter of record?)
  • produce minutes that are concise, clear and easy to read
  • write clear and effective attendance notes

Format

Live online using polls, Q&A, polls and breakout rooms

Delegates

Trainees, Paralegals, Apprentices, NQs, Associates and Business Support Staff

Minutes of Meetings Live Online Course

90 minutes

Fee Earners and Support Staff

Face-to-Face

See Live Online for course details.

Format

Practical exercises based on videos of meetings

Delegates

Trainees, Paralegals, Apprentices, NQs, Associates and Business Support Staff (Max 16)

Minutes of Meetings Face-to-Face Course

90 minutes

Fee Earners and Support Staff

E-learning

This short course provides the techniques you need for planning, taking notes and then writing up effective minutes.

Content

The course covers:

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

Outcomes

As a result of completing this course you will:

  • liaise effectively with the Chair so you produce appropriate minutes
  • use the agenda to support your minute-taking
  • prepare your notepad to take notes effectively
  • take notes that can easily be turned into minutes
  • know what to include and what to leave out
  • prepare concise and well-structured minutes

Format

Video, practical exercises, template download and top tips pdf download

Delegates

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.

Minutes of Meetings E-learning Course

1 hour

Lawyers and support staff

£30 + VAT

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Tutors

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Doug Robinson
Rachael Davis-Stollar
Rachael Davis-Stollar
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James Welsh

Testimonials

"Very well presented, well structured, engaging."
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Charles Russell
April 2016

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