Effective Minutes Writing

Minutes are not just for the record; very often, it is also the basis for action and decisions.

Many of us may have been asked to take minutes of meeting although we may not be the meeting secretary. The task of minutes writing is no longer reserved for secretaries or personal assistants only. Any person who attends a meeting may be asked to take up this important task.

As minutes provide an official record of what has taken place during the meeting, you must be very accurate and clear. You need to know how much to take down during a meeting and how to write them correctly; you also need to be able to choose the appropriate type of minutes recording styles suitable for its purpose. You also need to know how to phrase what has been spoken so that it represents the tone accurately and is politically acceptable.

This course will equip you with these essential skills and techniques through lectures, examples, group discussions and practice sessions.

Words from the Trainer: "Many of us may be asked to take notes during meetings and write up the minutes after that. This can be a daunting task, especially when you have not been trained on how and what to do. To write minutes clearly and correctly, you will need to be skilful in note-taking, summarising, listening and so on. Therefore, this course provides the essential practice for these skills so that you can apply them at the workplace. As a trained minute-taker for small business and large annual general meetings, I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with you when you attend this course."

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • have an overall understanding of how meetings are conducted
  • know the techniques for taking and summarising notes of meetings
  • write the different types of minutes and use the appropriate language for them
  • write minutes clearly, concisely and professionally
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StatusStatus: CONFIRMED

Course Code/ID: CRS-N-0028037
(for SDF/SFC applications)

Time9:00 am to 5:00pm
(14 hrs excluding lunch breaks)

Early bird    S$620.60
Normal        S$684.80
Members    S$577.80
* Fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

Early birdEarly bird:  21 Feb 2019

DateAvailable dates

14 & 15 March 2019

VenueLocation (subject to change)

School of Economics and Social Sciences, SMU or similar

yes, approvedSDF-Approved

yes, approvedSkillsFuture Credit Claimable

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