Taking Notes and Writing Minutes

From note-taking to producing accurate and concise minutes.


overall satisfaction for this course

?Average calculated from scores obtained from 621 participants who took this course.
  • Duration 1 day
  • Regular fee 500
  • Preferential fee 425?
  • Locations
    • Montreal
    • Quebec City


To provide the knowledge and skills required for pre-meeting preparation, quickly organizing ideas while taking notes, and using both proven note-taking methods and the tools needed to ensure concise meeting minutes.

Targeted audience

Administrative personnel.



Customer Testimonials

The advice and techniques taught really make it possible to improve the writing of reports.

Karine D. / Adjointe exécutive, Médias Transcontinental S.E.N.C.


  • Meeting minutes: purpose and contents
  • Meeting agenda
  • Different meeting room layout options
  • Aspects of preparation: organization, equipment, people
  • Key information and objectives to keep in mind
  • The importance of the relationship with the meeting facilitator
  • Active and selective listening
  • What to note, and how to make note of it
  • Taking notes effectively
  • Sticking to the basics
  • Creating and using your own list of abbreviations
  • Reviewing and organizing your notes
  • General principles of readability
  • Techniques for adopting a concise and readable style

General Note

We invite you to bring an example of notes you have taken during a particular meeting as well as the resulting minutes. This will enable us to better target your needs.


*Unless stated otherwise, all sessions are in French.
  • Montreal

    October 26 2018

  • Quebec City

    November 21 2018

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