Professional Minute Taking

This intensive one-day workshop teaches participants how to take concise, accurate minutes that capture the tone and discussions of both formal and informal meetings, as well as the decisions made.

Designed especially for administrative officers,  secretaries, assistants, writers, editors, research analysts, and all results-oriented team members.

 Workshop topics include

- Basic elements of minute-taking - what to record and what not to record
- How to prepare for meetings
- How to enhance your listening skills
- Rules of order and their impact on minutes
- How to edit without altering content
- How to distribute your minutes efficiently
- How to take concise, accurate minutes for both formal and informal meetings
- How to co-ordinate meetings and prepare agendas
- How to work with the chair to improve communication and information flow during a meeting
- How to prepare minutes that reflect the meeting's proceedings


Fees: $399.00 (Plus applicable Taxes)

  • Workshop sign in starts at 8:30 AM. The workshop starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:30 PM with an hour break for lunch.  Coffee, tea, and pastries are available in the morning however you are on your own for lunch. 
  • Though we try to ensure that parking is reasonable for workshop and conference attendees there are times when you will need to pay for parking.  If you have parking questions please call the hotel where the workshop/conference is being held.
  • Applicable taxes (GST or HST) are not included in course fees.
  • Register 3 or more participants at the same time and receive discounted rates for each registration.  Please note that this discount does not apply to conferences.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time.  Please let us know prior to the workshop.
  • A 10% discount applies for all previous attendees.  Please note that this discount does not apply to conferences.
  • Workshop fees are to be paid in full at least 5 business days prior to the workshop.
  • Workshop fees include a course manual and a certificate of completion.
  • Refunds will be issued for cancellations received 5 business days prior to the workshop date.  Cancellations after cut-off date will receive a credit note for future workshop or conference.


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Ottawa, ON
January 22, 2018

Capital Hill Hotel & Suites
88 Albert Street | 613-235-1413

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February 5, 2018

Best Western Chocolate Lake Halifax Hotel
250 St. Margaret's Bay Road | 902-477-5611

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February 7, 2018

Capital Hotel
208 Kenmount Road | 709-738-4480

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February 9, 2018

Delta Fredericton
225 Woodstock Road | 506-457-7000

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March 27, 2018

Carriage House Inn
9030 MacLeod Trail SE | 403-253-1101

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March 28, 2018

Sawridge Inn
4235 Gateway Blvd NW | 780-438-1222

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