Art of Minute Taking


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A practical programme providing knowledge and understanding of the modern meeting procedures minute/note taking techniques.


Those who either regularly or occasionally are required to accurately record the minutes of a meeting but have never received any formal training in the procedure.


  • Identify methods to record minutes
  • Match the minute taking style appropriately to meeting requirements
  • Understand meeting procedure
  • Accurately record minutes at meetings


  • Recognise the importance of the meeting taking role
  • Identify the requirements of effective meetings
  • Identify methods to record minutes
  • Identify different types of minute templates and minute styles and when to use them
  • Effective use of an action points list
  • Write effective minutes
    • Tips for effective minute writing
    • Determining what needs to be recorded
    • Three step approach to recording discussion
    • Meeting procedure - recording motions and amendments
  • Recognise the minute style for in-committee minutes
  • Effective record keeping
  • Recognise the legal issues relating to minute taking
  • Effective agenda formulation
  • Recognise techniques for recording virtual meetings


One day


Robyn Bennett from Blenheim

After 17 years secretarial experience supporting senior management, Robyn established a business that specialises in providing training in office administration.

Robyn is known for her interactive and fun training style, ensuring participants are learning, and increasing their skills and knowledge.

Course Dates

Dunedin 17 March 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA. 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin
Invercargill 01 September 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Dunedin 05 November 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin


$ 600.00 + GST for members
$ 820.00 + GST for non-members


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