Are You Up To The Minute?

Develop your confidence in taking and writing up effective minutes and notes.

Tue 05 Dec 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.


There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.


The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)


*Two delegates £440.00 per delegate.


We're often thrown into taking minutes without any training or experience, which can be nerve-wracking and stressful. This interactive course unpacks the skills needed to take and write up effective minutes combining trainer input with small-group practical sessions and plenty of opportunities to practise throughout the day. A course which makes a potentially dry topic fun!

What you'll learn

On this one day programme you'll learn to:

  • Prepare effectively for minute-taking
  • Use the correct language and grammar for minute-taking
  • Develop criteria for what to leave in or take out of minutes
  • Identify the differences between formal minutes and informal notes and know when each should be used
  • Lay out minutes simply and effectively
  • Clarify the role of the minute-taker
  • Clarify the role of the Chair and the importance of working with them to achieve good minutes
  • Maintain concentration and listening in long (and possibly boring) meetings
  • Use easy techniques for note-taking
  • Integrate a variety of phrases into your minutes

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who takes either formal or informal minutes in any context. It covers the basics, so is particularly suitable for those who have little or no experience or for those with more experience who want to increase their confidence and hone their skills  

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Your facilitator


Michèle has been training for over 30 years designing and delivering a wide variety of learning events. She works with administrative staff and managers in both the public and private sectors.

Her background is in health and she is also a qualified hypnotherapist and counsellor bringing her expertise of working with people into the training room.


Her courses are interactive, fast-moving and fun, ensuring high interest and plenty of time to practise new skills.

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