Taking Notes and Writing Minutes

From note-taking to producing accurate and concise minutes.


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  • Duration 1 day
  • Regular fee 510
  • Preferential fee 460?
  • Locations
    • Virtual Classroom


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.



Training Details


  • 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.

Customer Testimonials

I now feel more equiped for making efficient reports.

Johannie L. / Conseillère en gestion de problèmes majeurs, Groupe Technologies Desjardins

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

    September 23 2020 - CONFIRMED

  • Virtual Classroom

    November 20 2020

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