the Minute Taker’s Workshop Online

Develop the best techniques to produce minutes with all the essential information recorded, whatever the situation



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. Specific learning objectives include:

  • Recognize the importance of minute-taking.
  • Develop key minute-taking skills, including listening skills, critical thinking, and organization.
  • Be able to resolve many of the complaints that affect minute-takers.
  • Be able to write minutes that are suitable for formal meetings, semiformal meetings, and action minutes.
  • Be an efficient minute-taker in any type of meeting.
  • Be able to prepare and maintain a minute book.

Course Content


Session One: Course Overview


Session Two: The Role of a Minute-Taker


Session Three: The Skills of a Minute-Taker


Session Four: Meeting Agreements


Session Five: Minute Styles


Session Six: What Do I Record?


Session Seven: Techniques for Preparing Minutes


Session Eight: Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting


Session Nine: The Minute Book


Course features:

9 Modules

Full Lifetime Access

Available on Web

Certificate of completion

5 Enrolled