The Minute Taker's Online Certification Course

Learn How To Take Minutes Correctly And Efficiently

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Study Minute Taker's Online Courses; Learn How to Take Minutes Correctly and Efficiently

The Minute Taker’s Online course sets you up for success with the skillset to start a new career or enhance your current career. This comprehensive resource teaches you about the different styles of minutes and how they can be used to your advantage; making you an invaluable asset to your employer and making your job easier!   

It is crucial that meeting minutes contain accurate and relevant information; this can be difficult in a high-pressure meeting. By studying our Minute Taker’s Online course, you will learn procedures that ensure you are taking minutes accurately and efficiently. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this course, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.  

The role and responsibilities of a Minute Taker are constantly evolving. With the latest developments in communication technology and business practices, you need to stay ahead of the curve. Whether you are exploring a new career or keeping yourself updated with the latest changes, get the best resource for all your training needs with our Minute Taker’s Online course.

What you will learn with our Minute Taker's Online Courses

  • 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.

How will the Minute Taker's Online Courses be delivered?

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Minute Taker's Online Courses - Requirements

The Minute Taker's Courses is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Minute Taker's Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Minute Taker's Online Courses Outline

Session One: Course Overview

Meetings can be costly, and they are often held in a company boardroom or at a local coffee shop. In ensuring that meetings can be productive and worth the expenses, these three are necessary: assurance of closure, strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. Accurate minutes are essential because if it is not recorded, then the meeting would have gone to waste.

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

Session Two: The Role of a Minute-Taker

A minute-taker is responsible for taking down notes regarding a particular meeting, and they go beyond their responsibilities. This session will tackle the roles and responsibilities of a minute-taker.

  • What is Minute-Taker?
  • A minute-taker has the extra responsibility to keep up with what is going on during a meeting, and their role is vital within the meeting structure.
  • Other Names for the Minute-Taker
  • There are various names for a minute-taker such as recording secretary, secretary, note taker, etc.
  • The Purpose of Minutes
  • Minutes are a clear summary of the proceeding, and they convey information about the meeting.
  • Making Connections
  • Common Problems
  • Useful Solutions

Session Three: The Skills of a Minute-Taker

Knowing the expectations for a minute-taker can help in maintaining the boundaries within the meeting. This session will discuss the essential skills and abilities needed by a minute-taker.

  • Key Skills
  • Appearances are essential because it plays a large part in people's impression of a person, and this includes one's body language and as well as clothes.
  1. Key Skills
  2. A good listener
  3. A good critical thinker
  4. An excellent organizer
  • Listening Skills
  • A minute-taker must listen well and participate actively during the meeting.
  • Listening for Answers
  • Listening allows a person to understand what the other person is trying to communicate, and it shows interest towards the other person.
  1. Responding to Feelings
  • Reading Cues
  • Listening also includes being conscious of the non-verbal aspects of the conversation.
  • Demonstration Cues
  • When a person is listening, some techniques will show a speaker that the audience is paying attention.
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  1. Make a decision to listen
  2. Do not interrupt people
  3. Keep your eyes focused on the speaker and your ears tuned to their voice.
  4. Carry a notebook or start a conversation file on your computer.
  5. Ask a few questions throughout the conversation.
  6. When you demonstrate good listening skills, they tend to be infectious.
  • About Critical Thinking
  • To be able to take accurate minutes, it is essential to be able to think critically and quickly.
  • Examples of Critical Thinking
  • Organization Skills
  • Various methods can be done in organizing one's notes.

Session Four: Meeting Agreements

Roles are often not taught or discussed, but it is crucial to be able to do and accomplish one's part to have a more effective and productive meeting. This session will share various tools that can be used in meeting in helping everyone to do their best.

  • Meeting Agreements Forms
  • Having meeting agreements can help the minute-taker’s job easier especially when some members are not aware of their responsibilities within the group.
  • The Chair
  • The Minute-Taker
  • The Meeting Participant

Session Five: Minute Styles

Formal minute style is standard in formal organizations and committees, although various meetings involve committees and smaller groups where the minutes can be framed differently. This session will explore various formats for minutes.

  • Choosing a Style
  • Minutes are a permanent and formal record of what was discussed during a meeting.
  1. Formal Minutes
  • This supports a meeting that is governed by a chair following a parliamentary code or procedure.
  1. Semiformal or Action Meetings
  • This is often used by small groups that do not have a clearly defined operating structure.
  1. Things to Consider
  • Informal Minutes
  • Small groups prefer to operate informally due to their size and minutes are a vital component of the meetings.
  • Action Minutes
  • This minute is best suited in meetings that operate purely in a conversational manner, and it can be written in point form.
  • Action Notes Example
  • Action Minutes Example
  • Formal Minutes
  • Decisions are reached through motions and motions are proposals that are placed before the members for debate and voting.
  1. Heading
  2. Introductory Paragraph
  3. Attendance
  4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  5. Reports
  • A minute-taker needs to summarize any reports or documents that are presented at the meeting and then either attach them to the minutes as an appendix or refer them in the minutes as “field.”
  1. Finances
  2. Correspondence
  3. Unfinished Business or Business Arising from Previous Meeting
  4. New Business
  • This is devoted to the introduction of new information.
  1. Adjournment
  2. Next Meeting
  3. Signatures
  • Formal Minutes Sample

Session Six: What Do I Record?

It is crucial to take into consideration what people want to read from the minutes taken down during the meeting. This session will focus on the basics that must be recorded, including motions and resolutions.

  • Recording Motions and Resolutions
  1. Motions
  • Whenever taking minutes in formal style, it is vital to include all motions in the minutes properly.
  • Sample Motions
  • Series of Motions
  • Resolutions
  • This is a written motion that is phrased in a unique style and with the word "whereas" followed by resolving clauses.
  • Sample Resolution
  • What to Record
  • It is vital to remember that motions and resolutions are taken down verbatim and the remainder of the minutes are an objective stimulation of what occurred.
  • Note-Taking Guidelines

Session Seven: Techniques for Preparing Minutes

Organization skills are essential because a minute-taker needs to be at the meeting and be ready to record as soon as the chair calls the meeting to order. This session will tackle some techniques that can be used in taking accurate minutes.

  • Top Techniques
  • As a minute-taker, it is vital to prepare an accurate account of the decisions and actions at a meeting.
  • Before the Meeting
  • During the Meeting
  • If setting up the room is part of the job, then it is essential to arrive early to ensure that everything is prepared.
  1. Seating
  2. Reading Past Minutes
  3. Corrections
  4. Technical Tips
  • After the Meeting
  • If there is no time to prepare for the minutes immediately after a meeting, it is important to reread the notes and add additional comments to ensure that there is enough detail that can be interpreted later.
  • Writing Minutes
  1. Rough Draft
  • Drafts should be labelled as “Rough Draft” and in double spaced in order to allow correction and editing.
  • Style Considerations
  • When taking minutes for formal and semiformal, it is essential to write in complete sentences and using the past tense and the third person.
  • Margins and Spacing
  • Minutes are usually filed in binders; that is why it is crucial to use bound manuscript margins.
  • Preparing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes
  1. Spelling
  • Proofreading: Part One
  • Carelessly proofreading may spoil the efforts exerted by the writer.
  • Proofreading: Part Two
  • It is essential to be consciously aware of what the person is doing because to be a good proofreader may also mean pretending to learn to read in English.
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session Eight: Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting

Along understanding traditional meetings, it can also be helpful to understand how to assist a facilitator during an interactive meeting. This session will discuss the skills needed to take notes and make a permanent record of an interactive meeting.

  • Taking Minutes in Interactive Meetings
  • Some progressive organizations are cutting meeting time with interactive meetings.
  • The Role of the Facilitator
  • The facilitator’s role is to be able to accomplish a specific set of tasks and solicit opinions from the entire group.
  • A Recorder’s Role
  • The role of the recorder is always to support the facilitator and the group.

Session Nine: The Minute Book

Some rules are needed to keep in mind when keeping the minutes organized. This will help the meeting members in finding what is needed at the right time. This session will focus on minute books, indexing and allowing access to the minutes that have been prepared.

  • The Minute Book, Part One
  • Official copies of approved minutes are often kept in the recorder in chronological order and a three-ring binder set-up.
  • An index is an alphabetical listing used for all the main items discussed at the meeting.
  • The Minute Book, Part Two
  • When using a computer, most programs can help in identifying keywords and automatically alphabetizing them and identifying them by page number.

Session Ten: A Personal Action Plan

This session will help in completing a personal action plan to take the lessons learned during the course and set some concrete goals to help in making the changes needed.

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Course Overview

  •     Session 1: Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: The Role of a Minute-Taker

  •     What is a Minute-Taker?
  •     Other Names for the Minute-Taker
  •     The Purpose of Minutes
  •     Making Connections
  •     Common Problems
  •     Useful Solutions

Session 3: The Skills of a Minute-Taker

  •     Key Skills
  •     Listening Skills
  •     Listening for Answers
  •     Reading Cues
  •     Demonstration Cues
  •     Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  •     About Critical Thinking
  •     Examples of Critical Thinking
  •     Organization Skills

Session 4: Meeting Agreements

  •     Meeting Agreements Forms
  •     The Chair
  •     The Minute-Taker
  •     The Meeting Participant

Session 5: Minute Styles

  •     Choosing a Style
  •     Informal Minutes
  •     Action Minutes
  •     Action Notes Example
  •     Action Minutes Example
  •     Formal Minutes
  •     Formal Minutes Sample

Session 6: What Do I Record?

  •     Recording Motions and Resolutions
  •     Sample Motions
  •     Series of Motions
  •     Series of Motions
  •     Resolutions
  •     Sample Resolution
  •     What to Record
  •     Note-Taking Guidelines

Session 7: Techniques for Preparing Minutes

  •     Top Techniques
  •     Before the Meeting
  •     During the Meeting
  •     After the Meeting
  •     Writing Minutes
  •     Style Considerations
  •     Margins and Spacing
  •     Preparing Minutes
  •     Editing Minutes
  •     Proofreading: Part One
  •     Proofreading: Part Two
  •     Pre-Assignment Review

Session 8: Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting

  •     Taking Minutes in Interactive Meetings
  •     The Role of the Facilitator
  •     A Recorder's Role

Session 9: The Minute Book

  •     The Minute Book, Part One
  •     The Minute Book, Part Two

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Minute Taker's Online Courses; Learn How to Take Minutes Correctly and Efficiently

The Minute Taker’s Online course sets you up for success with the skillset to start a new career or enhance your current career. This comprehensive resource teaches you about the different styles of minutes and how they can be used to your advantage; making you an invaluable asset to your employer and making your job easier!   

It is crucial that meeting minutes contain accurate and relevant information; this can be difficult in a high-pressure meeting. By studying our Minute Taker’s Online course, you will learn procedures that ensure you are taking minutes accurately and efficiently. At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this course, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.  

The role and responsibilities of a Minute Taker are constantly evolving. With the latest developments in communication technology and business practices, you need to stay ahead of the curve. Whether you are exploring a new career or keeping yourself updated with the latest changes, get the best resource for all your training needs with our Minute Taker’s Online course.

What you will learn with our Minute Taker's Online Courses

  • 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.

How will the Minute Taker's Online Courses be delivered?

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Minute Taker's Online Courses - Requirements

The Minute Taker's Courses is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Minute Taker's Courses
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Minute Taker's Online Courses Outline

Session One: Course Overview

Meetings can be costly, and they are often held in a company boardroom or at a local coffee shop. In ensuring that meetings can be productive and worth the expenses, these three are necessary: assurance of closure, strong chair or leader, and accurate minutes. Accurate minutes are essential because if it is not recorded, then the meeting would have gone to waste.

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

Session Two: The Role of a Minute-Taker

A minute-taker is responsible for taking down notes regarding a particular meeting, and they go beyond their responsibilities. This session will tackle the roles and responsibilities of a minute-taker.

  • What is Minute-Taker?
  • A minute-taker has the extra responsibility to keep up with what is going on during a meeting, and their role is vital within the meeting structure.
  • Other Names for the Minute-Taker
  • There are various names for a minute-taker such as recording secretary, secretary, note taker, etc.
  • The Purpose of Minutes
  • Minutes are a clear summary of the proceeding, and they convey information about the meeting.
  • Making Connections
  • Common Problems
  • Useful Solutions

Session Three: The Skills of a Minute-Taker

Knowing the expectations for a minute-taker can help in maintaining the boundaries within the meeting. This session will discuss the essential skills and abilities needed by a minute-taker.

  • Key Skills
  • Appearances are essential because it plays a large part in people's impression of a person, and this includes one's body language and as well as clothes.
  1. Key Skills
  2. A good listener
  3. A good critical thinker
  4. An excellent organizer
  • Listening Skills
  • A minute-taker must listen well and participate actively during the meeting.
  • Listening for Answers
  • Listening allows a person to understand what the other person is trying to communicate, and it shows interest towards the other person.
  1. Responding to Feelings
  • Reading Cues
  • Listening also includes being conscious of the non-verbal aspects of the conversation.
  • Demonstration Cues
  • When a person is listening, some techniques will show a speaker that the audience is paying attention.
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  1. Make a decision to listen
  2. Do not interrupt people
  3. Keep your eyes focused on the speaker and your ears tuned to their voice.
  4. Carry a notebook or start a conversation file on your computer.
  5. Ask a few questions throughout the conversation.
  6. When you demonstrate good listening skills, they tend to be infectious.
  • About Critical Thinking
  • To be able to take accurate minutes, it is essential to be able to think critically and quickly.
  • Examples of Critical Thinking
  • Organization Skills
  • Various methods can be done in organizing one's notes.

Session Four: Meeting Agreements

Roles are often not taught or discussed, but it is crucial to be able to do and accomplish one's part to have a more effective and productive meeting. This session will share various tools that can be used in meeting in helping everyone to do their best.

  • Meeting Agreements Forms
  • Having meeting agreements can help the minute-taker’s job easier especially when some members are not aware of their responsibilities within the group.
  • The Chair
  • The Minute-Taker
  • The Meeting Participant

Session Five: Minute Styles

Formal minute style is standard in formal organizations and committees, although various meetings involve committees and smaller groups where the minutes can be framed differently. This session will explore various formats for minutes.

  • Choosing a Style
  • Minutes are a permanent and formal record of what was discussed during a meeting.
  1. Formal Minutes
  • This supports a meeting that is governed by a chair following a parliamentary code or procedure.
  1. Semiformal or Action Meetings
  • This is often used by small groups that do not have a clearly defined operating structure.
  1. Things to Consider
  • Informal Minutes
  • Small groups prefer to operate informally due to their size and minutes are a vital component of the meetings.
  • Action Minutes
  • This minute is best suited in meetings that operate purely in a conversational manner, and it can be written in point form.
  • Action Notes Example
  • Action Minutes Example
  • Formal Minutes
  • Decisions are reached through motions and motions are proposals that are placed before the members for debate and voting.
  1. Heading
  2. Introductory Paragraph
  3. Attendance
  4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  5. Reports
  • A minute-taker needs to summarize any reports or documents that are presented at the meeting and then either attach them to the minutes as an appendix or refer them in the minutes as “field.”
  1. Finances
  2. Correspondence
  3. Unfinished Business or Business Arising from Previous Meeting
  4. New Business
  • This is devoted to the introduction of new information.
  1. Adjournment
  2. Next Meeting
  3. Signatures
  • Formal Minutes Sample

Session Six: What Do I Record?

It is crucial to take into consideration what people want to read from the minutes taken down during the meeting. This session will focus on the basics that must be recorded, including motions and resolutions.

  • Recording Motions and Resolutions
  1. Motions
  • Whenever taking minutes in formal style, it is vital to include all motions in the minutes properly.
  • Sample Motions
  • Series of Motions
  • Resolutions
  • This is a written motion that is phrased in a unique style and with the word "whereas" followed by resolving clauses.
  • Sample Resolution
  • What to Record
  • It is vital to remember that motions and resolutions are taken down verbatim and the remainder of the minutes are an objective stimulation of what occurred.
  • Note-Taking Guidelines

Session Seven: Techniques for Preparing Minutes

Organization skills are essential because a minute-taker needs to be at the meeting and be ready to record as soon as the chair calls the meeting to order. This session will tackle some techniques that can be used in taking accurate minutes.

  • Top Techniques
  • As a minute-taker, it is vital to prepare an accurate account of the decisions and actions at a meeting.
  • Before the Meeting
  • During the Meeting
  • If setting up the room is part of the job, then it is essential to arrive early to ensure that everything is prepared.
  1. Seating
  2. Reading Past Minutes
  3. Corrections
  4. Technical Tips
  • After the Meeting
  • If there is no time to prepare for the minutes immediately after a meeting, it is important to reread the notes and add additional comments to ensure that there is enough detail that can be interpreted later.
  • Writing Minutes
  1. Rough Draft
  • Drafts should be labelled as “Rough Draft” and in double spaced in order to allow correction and editing.
  • Style Considerations
  • When taking minutes for formal and semiformal, it is essential to write in complete sentences and using the past tense and the third person.
  • Margins and Spacing
  • Minutes are usually filed in binders; that is why it is crucial to use bound manuscript margins.
  • Preparing Minutes
  • Editing Minutes
  1. Spelling
  • Proofreading: Part One
  • Carelessly proofreading may spoil the efforts exerted by the writer.
  • Proofreading: Part Two
  • It is essential to be consciously aware of what the person is doing because to be a good proofreader may also mean pretending to learn to read in English.
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session Eight: Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting

Along understanding traditional meetings, it can also be helpful to understand how to assist a facilitator during an interactive meeting. This session will discuss the skills needed to take notes and make a permanent record of an interactive meeting.

  • Taking Minutes in Interactive Meetings
  • Some progressive organizations are cutting meeting time with interactive meetings.
  • The Role of the Facilitator
  • The facilitator’s role is to be able to accomplish a specific set of tasks and solicit opinions from the entire group.
  • A Recorder’s Role
  • The role of the recorder is always to support the facilitator and the group.

Session Nine: The Minute Book

Some rules are needed to keep in mind when keeping the minutes organized. This will help the meeting members in finding what is needed at the right time. This session will focus on minute books, indexing and allowing access to the minutes that have been prepared.

  • The Minute Book, Part One
  • Official copies of approved minutes are often kept in the recorder in chronological order and a three-ring binder set-up.
  • An index is an alphabetical listing used for all the main items discussed at the meeting.
  • The Minute Book, Part Two
  • When using a computer, most programs can help in identifying keywords and automatically alphabetizing them and identifying them by page number.

Session Ten: A Personal Action Plan

This session will help in completing a personal action plan to take the lessons learned during the course and set some concrete goals to help in making the changes needed.

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Course Overview

  •     Session 1: Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: The Role of a Minute-Taker

  •     What is a Minute-Taker?
  •     Other Names for the Minute-Taker
  •     The Purpose of Minutes
  •     Making Connections
  •     Common Problems
  •     Useful Solutions

Session 3: The Skills of a Minute-Taker

  •     Key Skills
  •     Listening Skills
  •     Listening for Answers
  •     Reading Cues
  •     Demonstration Cues
  •     Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  •     About Critical Thinking
  •     Examples of Critical Thinking
  •     Organization Skills

Session 4: Meeting Agreements

  •     Meeting Agreements Forms
  •     The Chair
  •     The Minute-Taker
  •     The Meeting Participant

Session 5: Minute Styles

  •     Choosing a Style
  •     Informal Minutes
  •     Action Minutes
  •     Action Notes Example
  •     Action Minutes Example
  •     Formal Minutes
  •     Formal Minutes Sample

Session 6: What Do I Record?

  •     Recording Motions and Resolutions
  •     Sample Motions
  •     Series of Motions
  •     Series of Motions
  •     Resolutions
  •     Sample Resolution
  •     What to Record
  •     Note-Taking Guidelines

Session 7: Techniques for Preparing Minutes

  •     Top Techniques
  •     Before the Meeting
  •     During the Meeting
  •     After the Meeting
  •     Writing Minutes
  •     Style Considerations
  •     Margins and Spacing
  •     Preparing Minutes
  •     Editing Minutes
  •     Proofreading: Part One
  •     Proofreading: Part Two
  •     Pre-Assignment Review

Session 8: Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting

  •     Taking Minutes in Interactive Meetings
  •     The Role of the Facilitator
  •     A Recorder's Role

Session 9: The Minute Book

  •     The Minute Book, Part One
  •     The Minute Book, Part Two

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.  Who are Courses For Success?

Courses For Success is a global course platform that started in 2008 with 5 courses, since then we have grown to over 10,000 online courses. As our courses are delivered online via the internet, we sell our courses worldwide.

Our courses span across many categories including Academic, Animal, Beauty, Business, Career, Counseling, Creative & Media, Health & Therapy, Hobbies & Trades, IT, Personal Development, Sports & Fitness.

Some of the companies we work with include Groupon, Living Social, CNN, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Reed UK, Stack Social and many more.

2.  Is there a refund/cancellation policy?

Yes, we have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. Just send us an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com with the subject Courses For Success Refund so we can accommodate your request.

3.  What is the FREE Personal Success Training Program?

The Personal Success Training Program was developed by Courses For Success to help our customers achieve success. Currently, we are offering this program for FREE with every course or bundle purchase this month. This is a limited time offer! We have received thousands of reviews for this program, please see: Personal Success Training Program Reviews

4.  Are there any requirements to study this course?

No, anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take our course. There are no entry requirements to take this course.

5.  Do I require to have finished high school to complete this course?

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

8.  How do I receive my course?

After you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email and tax receipt. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet with any device, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.

9.  When does this course start?

Providing you have internet access you can start this course whenever you like, just go to the login page and insert your username and password and you can access the online material.

10.  What is online learning like?

Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

13.  How long will my course take?

Individual courses are designed to be completed within 6-8 hours.

If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle.
For example:

  • 2 course bundle is 2 x 6-8 hours = 12-16 hours
  • 3 course bundle is 3 x 6-8 hours = 18-24 hours
  • 5 course bundle is 5 x 6-8 hours = 30-40 hours
  • 10 course bundle is 10 x 6-8 hours = 60-80 hours
14.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

15.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

16.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

17.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

18.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

19.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

20.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

21.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

22.  Can I take more than one course at a time?

Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go.

23.  What are the Payment Methods available? Is there a payment plan?

We accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer and Amazon Pay for the USA. For payment plans, we offer Sezzle for USA & Canada, Afterpay for Australia & New Zealand. *For faster transaction Credit Card payments are preferred. Please purchase online via our website course product page or contact us at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, to pay via bank transfer.

24.  Can I purchase for multiple people?

Yes, you can do this by purchasing individually via website or send us a request via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

25.  Can I request for an invoice before purchase?

Yes, you can request for an invoice via email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com

26.  Purchase for a gift?

Yes, you can purchase this course as a gift, simply send an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, with the course details and we can accommodate this.

27.  Can I create my own course bundle?

Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

28.  How will I contact Courses For Success if I have any questions?

You can contact our support team, at any time through live chat on our website, or email at email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com, or by calling one of our phone numbers depending on which country you are in.  

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