Course Overview

No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are likely involved in meetings. Meetings are costly, whether they are held in a company boardroom or at the local coffee shop. To ensure that meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary: an assurance of closure, a strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. It has been said that if accurate minutes have not been recorded, then the meeting may just as well not have taken place. If people can’t remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? After this course, you will understand your role as a minute-taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed.

  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization.

  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semiformal meetings, and action minutes.

  • Recognize the importance of minute-taking and be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Student Walk Through
    • Before we begin.....
  • 2

    Module 1

    • Lesson 1 - The Role of the Minute-Taker
    • Lesson 2 - The Skills of the Minute-Taker
    • Lesson 3- Meeting Agreements
    • Quiz
  • 3

    Module 2

    • Lesson 1- Minute Style
    • Lesson 2 - Formal Minutes
    • Lesson 3 - What to Record
    • Quiz
  • 4

    Module 3

    • Lesson 1 - Techniques for Preparing Minutes
    • Lesson 2 - Preparing Minutes
    • Lesson 3 - Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
    • Quiz
  • 5

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz
  • 6

    Next steps

    • More resources for you
    • Before you go....