Course Detail

PD132 - The Art of Minute Taking

This workshop is suitable for any member of staff who is required to take formal, factual records of meetings and distribute action points afterwards.

The workshop itself is a practical, interactive session, with opportunities for real-life minute taking. The activities will be varied and practical, allowing learners to work alone and as part of a group whilst focusing on their own challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills enabling them to produce an accurate set of professional minutes.

[PhD students: Please note that this course is intended for members of staff working at the university and does not accrue points towards your PhD’s professional development scheme. It is therefore not generally recommended for PhD Students, and we reserve the right to prioritise places on the course to staff if you do make a booking.

If there is a particular reason that you want to attend the session, e.g. if you are also employed as a member of college staff whilst studying and require the session to support you in your work, please email to explain to us your reason for needing to attend. If not, we shall cancel your booking.]


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Definition, purpose and types of minutes
  • The importance of the pre-meeting meeting with the Chair
  • The role of the agenda: purpose and contents
  • Maintaining concentration and focus - tips and techniques
  • Minute taking language
  • Identifying the skill-set of an effective minute-taker
  • Your role in the meeting cycle
  • The Chair and Minute-Taker roles in action
  • Structuring your minutes
  • Filtering and selecting information effectively
  • Personal preparation for effective minute-taking

Provided by: Professional Development


Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Venue: Garrod Building 1.21, W, Garrod Building, Whitechapel

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Ms N Potter