Minute Writing Skills Training Course

Do you want to know how to capture and write-up effective minutes from your meetings?

Our Minute Writing Skills Training Course will provide the skills and techniques required to capture and create effective meeting minutes. The course will show you how to capture minutes effectively and clearly and how reproduce them to communicate them to those that need them.

This Minute Writing Skills training course is delivered as a scheduled open online training course or in-house just for your business. We deliver the course as a face to face course and a live virtual online course.

Minute Writing Skills Training Course
Interactive Sessions
We'll show you how to put the skills from your minute writing skills course into practice
Practical Tools

Gain the skills needed to capture, produce and communicate effective meeting minutes
Always Engaging

Our training courses have been designed to be interactive and engaging, no matter how you attend

Minute Writing Skills Course Details

Course Overview
Who Should Attend?
What You Get
Delivery Options

Course Aims

This Minute Writing course looks at the skills and knowledge required to capture and write up effective minutes.

Course Objectives

By attending this Minute Writing Skills Training Course you will:

  • Know the purpose of meeting minutes and their importance
  • Be able to prepare yourself and the tools you need to take minutes
  • Know the rules surrounding grammar and language for meeting minutes
  • Understand the roles in a meeting
  • Know about good and bad minute taking practices
  • What should minutes include and not include
  • Have a range of tools to effectively capture meeting minutes
  • Have the skills to listen effectively
  • Have practiced a number of minute taking scenarios   
Minute Writing Skills Tip
Sit in a position where you are able to see and hear everyone - don't just sit at the back out of the way.

Course Content

Here's what we cover in our Minute Writing Skills Training Course:

What are Minutes?

  • What are minutes?
  • What goes into meeting minutes?
  • What do good meeting minutes do?


  • What are the responsibilities of the minute taker?
  • A typical cycle of a meeting and minutes

Preparing for a Meeting

  • What to prepare before attending a meeting?
  • Roberts rules of order
  • What to do at the start, during and at the end of the meeting?

Taking Minutes

  • Tips for good meeting minutes
  • Shortening techniques (truncating words and using symbols and abbreviations)
  • Using a minute taking template
  • Listening effectively
  • Structuring minutes

Writing Up Minutes

  • Translating your notes
  • Laying out your structure
  • Writing your minutes

 Skills Practice

  • Practising writing minutes using videos to observe meetings

If you opt to have this course delivered in-house, the content above can be tweaked and changed to ensure the course meets your specific needs.

Download the Course Brochure

Download a copy of our Minute Writing Skills training course brochure below. 

Who Should Attend our Minute Writing Skills Training Course?

This minute writing skills training course is for anyone who has responsibility for capturing, producing and communicating minutes of meetings.

If you want to:

  • Know how to capture minutes effectively
  • Be able to produce minutes from your notes
  • Know some short-hand techniques you can use when capturing minutes
  • Be able to reproduce minutes in a structured way
  • Have a better approach to taking minutes

Then this minute taking skills course is for you.

The course is suitable for people of all levels and in all roles and industries.

Online Training Courses

A 1 day online live virtual training course with one of our highly experienced minute writing skills trainers. You also get:

  • A highly interactive online experience
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer
  • A digital copy of the course materials from the course
  • A digital course certificate

In-Person & Online In-House

A 1 day training course with one of our highly experienced trainers at your location or online. You also get

  • Course materials for each delegate to take away
  • A course certificate
  • Reporting on delegate evaluation
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer
Who Delivers Your Minute Writing Skills Training Courses?
Our Minute Writing Skills courses are delivered by our friendly and highly experienced trainers. We live and breathe what we talk about in these sessions as we use most of the tools and techniques ourselves on a daily bases and bring this real-world experience into the session and the examples that we use.
Are minutes still used?

Yes. Minutes are still widely used by many organisations today to communicate main points of meetings and agreed actions.

Can't I just record a meeting and type up the minutes afterwards?

Yes, but believe it or not, this takes more time as you have to watch the whole meeting back through again. Plus, there are some privacy issues around this. If minutes are taken well, they can be quickly reproduced into a document as you will have only captured the major points you needed.

Is there a practical element?

Yes. We've designed some activities so you can have a go at capturing minutes during the course

Do You Have Any Minute Writing Skills Articles I Can Read?

Yes. We have lots of articles about writing skills in the business writing section of our blog.

Open Online Course

Our Online Minute Writing Skills course is an interactive live virtual course. The content remains the same but the delivery and approach has been re-imagined for the virtual environment. Our online training courses are delivered by Zoom.

In-House Delivery

We can also deliver this Minute Writing Skills course just for your organisation. We can do this in-person at your office or a location of your choice or as a live virtual training course. We can deliver this via Zoom, Teams, Webex or any other platform that you are currently using and comfortable with.

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No PowerPoint
Yes, you read that right! We’ve removed PowerPoint from our face to face training courses.

Instead we opt for more creative ways to deliver course content and create more discussions in our courses.
Always Interactive
No matter how you attend your course, we will alway ensure it's interactive and engaging.

Our courses are designed specially for the delivery method to ensure we maximise the tools available.
Less Theory, More Practical
We don’t spend time on theory. We’ll introduce it but focus more attention on practical tools and ideas that you can actually take away and use.

We’ll provide the theory in your course materials to take away with you.
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We’ll quote an all-inclusive price for in-house and bespoke work. You won’t pay a cent more than we quote you.

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