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This mode of learning is also known as virtual learning or a virtual classroom. It is similar to face to face training, except you attend via video using Zoom or similar software. You will have structured “classes” to attend virtually.

PD Training
PD Training

Effective Minute-Taking

Regular price AU $495 AU $495 Unit price per
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 Enrolment Guide

Why should I take this course?

Improve your meeting outcomes with the use of effective minute-taking

Effective Minute-Taking at a glance

Course Summary

Effective minute-taking will enable your business units to solve many problems and complaints associated with running meetings. In the hands of a competent minute-taker, managers and staff are enabled to effectively action efficiently recorded meeting items.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Determine how best to communicate with your Manager using the REACH profile tool
  • Develop skills in active listening, critical thinking, and organisation
  • Understand and customise meeting agreements
  • Record three types of minutes, including formal meetings, informal and action items
  • Prepare and publish minutes with perfection
  • Take minutes in interactive board meetings
  • Write drafts, proofread and organise minutes

Important Information

Award: Certificate of completion
Course Length: 3 hours
Mode: Online
Access Requirements: Internet connection
Prerequisites: None
Start Date: Multiple
Institution: PD Training
Course Information

Both formal and informal meetings are taking place every day in any organisation, but who is taking and recording the minutes from these meetings?

This course will enable students to understand the important role of a minute-taker as well as efficiently recording all the important information discussed.  Learn key skills like deciding what should be recorded, active listening, how to create drafts and reports, organisational skills, and much more.

Lesson 1 - Your Winning Style and How Best to Communicate with Your Manager

  • REACH Review – Communication Evolution Tool
  • Reflection

Lesson 2 - Active Listening

  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Listening Ability
  • Reflection

Lesson 3 - Set up for Success – Plan beforehand

  • Taking Effective Minutes Starts Before the Meeting has Even Begun
    • 1. Agenda Creation
    • 2. Templates for Preparation
    • 3. Room Setup up for the Digital Era
    • 4. Where to Sit
    • 5. Discreet Interruption Signals
    • 6. Communication Plan
  • Reflection

Lesson 4 - Determine What’s Important

  • Methods of Taking Notes
    • 1. Mind Mapping
    • 2. Smart Wisdom
    • 3. WHAT-WHO-WHEN
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Minutes
  • Reflection
Course Provider

PD Training is dedicated to immersive and inspirational learning experiences for busy adults. We believe courseware should keep pace with changes in workplaces and technology. So we have written our very own Signature Series that incorporates best practice in modern learner engagement, and continually improves based on trainer feedback, participant feedback, and innovations in best practice.

  • 10 Years as a Global Workplace Learning Leader
  • 6 Years of Delivering Live Online & Hybrid Workshops
  • Over 1,300 Corporate, Government & NFPs Each Year
  • Complete Training Courses Delivered - Live Online
  • Bite-Size Learning
  • Resources for you to use
  • Professional Services & Support
  • Halve your cost or double your value with our Partnerships, Memberships & Subscriptions

Welcome to the best adult learning experience in the industry!

For more information, please visit our website: pdtraining.com.au

Course Availability

    12 March 2021

    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
    • Live online interactive session with an expert trainer

    15 April 2021

    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
    • Live online interactive session with an expert trainer
    Further Information

    After You Enrol

    Once you have enrolled for your course, the provider will contact you with the associated credentials to access your course and confirm your course date and time.

    Assessment and Study Requirements

    This short course will not be assessed but will be facilitated by an expert trainer and include interacting with other students during each lesson.

    Cancellations & Refunds

    All cancellations are subject to both the InspiringED.com Terms & Conditions and those of the institution delivering your course.

    • A $250 InspiringED.com administration fee will apply for all cancellations requested after 48 hours of your enrollment.
    • In the event of a cancellation, a full refund/or credit adjustment will be receivable to the client from PD Training ONLY if cancellation is made more than 10 business prior to the agreed date.
    • Where cancellation is between 6-10 business days prior to the course delivery date a 50% refund will be offered to the client.
    • Where cancellation is 5 business days prior to the course delivery date the full payment will be due/forfeited.

    Your enrollment may be cancelled by completing our contact form HERE.


    Taking the plunge into online study can be daunting. So, don’t just take our word for it, read these encouraging testimonials from past students on how the experience of education has had a profound impact on their life.


    "I liked that Louise got us to work out how much a meeting actually can cost a company. It gave me a whole new perspective on Meetings and the importance of getting them right! Louise shared apps and Youtube clips to watch to reinforce out training. I loved her "Car Park" idea. A tool which I will definitely utilise. The Trainer addressed our individual needs first which gave her time then to go through the manual. I thoroughly enjoyed the delivery of the minute taking course. The Trainer used different methods to keep the class attentive and focused. Thank you for a helpful day." - Bega Garnbirringu Health Services


    "I was fortunate to have a One on One half day session for the Minute taking course. Jen structured the course to suit my needs and learning requirements. She also went above and beyond to provide me with her own experiences to share what she hasn't learnt. Surprised myself with how I much I already knew but also how quickly I could relate new skills to future roles. Thanks very much Jen. Would love to attend more courses with Jen and look forward to attend the course again in the next few months to recap." - Civil Aviation Safety Authority


    "Interesting delivery for Minute taking. Never thought about the 'personality' aspect influencing the type/quality/delivery of Minutes before, so that was fascinating for me. Better dynamics with the tables and good to work in groups with different people for bouncing ideas and brainstorming. Theory based learning was also well presented. Kate knows her stuff. Thank you. I found the different approach to minute-taking refreshing and innovative. I have done another course at AIM many years ago and it did not touch on any psychological factors or offer alternatives for different styles as this one has. Kate is an engaging presenter and has done a stellar job of bringing together the group from very different work environments to one platform for learning. She has endeavoured to involve all members of the group to openly participate." - University of Queensland