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Minute Taking Masterclass

Are you ready to get the most out of your meetings? take professional meeting minutes? boost your skill set? pump up your cv?

Are you ready to learn how to take professional meeting minutes?

Are you interested in removing the stress from your meetings? Do you want to boost efficiency and deliver enhanced results?

Why not try our hands-on minute-taking masterclass.

This practical, interactive training course teaches you all the tips and tricks around minute-taking. The course guides you through step-by-step exercises designed to improve your confidence and fine-tune your skills to make your meetings more effective.

The masterclass is available both online and in-person.

What do we teach you in the masterclass?

The Minute Taking Masterclass covers a range of different modules all designed to take you through the course step-by-step, so you can learn the art of effective minute taking. You will need around 4 hours to complete the full course. We cover:

Why a minute taking masterclass?

Most of us attend meetings for our everyday work, however we are not always taught how to take professional-standard minutes.

As a result, we can end up in a situation where no-one wants to be responsible for minute-taking, leading to meetings lacking focus, improper record-keeping and inadequate follow-up.

On completion of our minute-taking course, you can use this skill to make your working life easier.  

Whether you work for a large corporation, a small business, government or a not-for-profit, good minute-taking processes will give your meetings better direction, free up meeting members to participate in discussion and ensure all follow-up is adequately captured.

What's included in the online course?

Downloadable templates

Includes 9 presentations and a series of downloadable Word templates for you to use in your meetings.

Interactive video tutorials

Easy to follow, high quality, interactive videos facilitated by our resident expert, Sarah Taylor.

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90 day full access

You will have a full 90 day's access to the course content - plenty of time to complete the masterclass.

Certificate of completion

Upon successful completion of the masterclass, you will be able to download a certificate for your records.

This is what our happy graduates have to say!

How is our masterclass different, and who is it for?

Other minute-taking courses generally focus on high-level legal and governance aspects, while ours is built around practical skills like preparation, making notes, common terminology and what to include in your final minutes (and what should be left out!)

Our masterclass is hands-on and interactive, allowing you to use your new skills right away.

We’ve had a wide variety of people attend and benefit from our courses.  These include:

  • Admin Assistants, EA’s and PA’s
  • Professionals in policy and government
  • Legal professionals 
  • Committee members and company secretaries 

Even if you’re experienced in minute-taking, it’s always helpful to refresh your skills and make sure processes are uniform across your organisation.  Anyone who attends board, committee, or team meetings can benefit from improving their skills in taking minutes. 

Course outline

  1. MEETING PRELIMINARIES
    1.1. Identifying Different Types of Meetings
    1.2. Meeting Terminology
    1.3. Devices and Technology

  2. TEMPLATES
    2.1. Agendas
    2.2. Minutes
    2.3. Common Phrases
    2.4. Board Cover Sheets
    2.5. TaskList

  3. COMMONALITIES
    3.1. Common Keywords
    3.2. What to Avoid
    3.3. Meeting Mistakes

  4. BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE MEETING
    4.1. Before the Meeting
    4.2. During the Meeting
    4.3. After the Meeting
    4.4. Finalising your minutes

  5. EXAMPLES
    5.1. Examples of Note Taking

  6. PRACTICAL WORK, INCLUDING SHORT EXERCISES
    6.1. Summarising Statements
    6.2. Audio Practical
    6.3. Word Replacement
    6.4. Minute Taking Exercise

  7. REVIEW, Q&A AND TRAINING CLOSE
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Meetings Into Minutes are confident that you will benefit from this course and become an absolute pro in minute taking! The value and content included has given many employees the confidence to take their professional skills to the next level. Enrol now for instant access.

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$350 inc. GST

Interested in joining an in-person masterclass instead?

Meetings Into Minutes can structure group training on demand, or are available to come into your workplace to train your team members. This short course is perfect for EA’s and PA’s who wish to upskill their minute taking with a board meeting focus, or those experienced office professionals who have been asked to take minutes without some form of training.

The Masterclass focuses on how you can prepare yourself to be at your best when attending your meeting, and how to think outside the square with using business writing techniques and meeting terminology to elevate your minutes from average to exceptional.

Our expert facilitators can hold your training in our office in the Sydney metro area, or come to you at your workplace. Please contact us for a quote so we can tailor your training to your needs.