writing meeting minutes class

Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes

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Learn the skills of writing meeting minutes your company will appreciate.

Meeting minutes play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of many businesses. Your company or agency relies on them to know what was accomplished at meetings. You can easily learn the tried-and-true strategies for recording and organizing effective, accurate meeting minutes. Our course prepares you to take on that responsibility and feel confident in your ability to provide minutes to your colleagues.

Course Highlights

  • Learn how to record what your organization wants
  • Review the essential skills for writing clear minutes
  • Receive detailed comments and coaching from your instructor
  • Learn how to take effective notes and turn them into minutes
  • Receive comments on your language and grammar from your instructor

Course Description

The Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes course trains you in every step in the process. We train you to decide what types of minutes to take, prepare to take minutes, record your notes, translate your notes into clear minutes, and distribute the results with confidence that you have done an excellent job.

You provide the instructor with examples of your meeting minutes work, and your instructor teaches you the necessary skills. You take three examinations: one evaluating how well you know the requirements of your organization for the meeting minutes, a second evaluating the notes you take for your meeting minutes, and a third evaluating your final draft.

If you want three additional evaluations of your meeting minutes, consider taking BWC 217 Recording and Writing Meeting Minutes with Additional Minutes Evaluations.

When You Complete This Course...

  • You will understand the conventions and protocols of meeting minutes.
  • You will be able to choose the appropriate format and method of distribution.
  • You will have practiced taking highly useful meeting minutes, using appropriate vocabulary and clear, effective sentences.
  • Your minutes will be clear and ready for distribution to those who rely on this key record of company meetings.

How It Works

Work Online

When you enroll, we give you access to all the online lessons and training materials. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it. We offer clear explanations for every part of our training and plenty of real-world examples of how to apply the skills you are learning.

Set Your Own Pace

You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. You don’t have to be online with other students or perform activities at specific times.

Instructor Feedback

Your instructor evaluates all your work, coaches you through learning the skills, and gives you personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what still needs polish. You can contact your instructor at any time if you have questions about your training, business writing, or the English language.


When you finish the course within four months, you receive a graduation certificate.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Decide on Conventions and Protocol

Lesson 2: Determine the Types of Minutes

Lesson 3: Choose the Format and Methods of Distribution

Exam 1

Lesson 4: Prepare for Taking Minutes

Lesson 5: Record Meeting Information

Exam 2

Lesson 6: Use Appropriate Vocabulary

Lesson 7: Write Effective Sentences

Lesson 8: Use Clear, Simple Punctuation

Exam 3

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Dr. Hogan

Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies.

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Course Features

Course Materials: Online

Certificate upon Completion: Yes

Instructor Feedback: Yes

Letter of Recommendation: Yes

Lesson Count: 8

Practice Activities: 1

Exams: 3

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