Taking Good Notes and Meeting Minutes

Transcribing minutes of a meeting is not only a challenge but requires a unique skill. Come to this session to receive the fundamentals of effective note taking and transcribing meeting minutes that are user-friendly and comprehensive.

You will learn to:

  • Differentiate between note-taking and taking meeting minutes
  • Describe the process of note taking and transcribing meeting minutes
  • Identify ways to accurately take notes while participating in the meeting
  • Determine the most important kinds of information to include in meeting minutes
  • Use the best ways to format meeting minutes that are the most reader-friendly

You will benefit by:

  • Acquiring strategies and tools of note ­taking to increase your confidence in fulfilling your role as note taker
  • Acquiring tips for juggling being a participant as well as the recorder of the meeting minutes
  • Learning how to quickly and effectively summarize issues and decisions


Anyone who is responsible for recording the events of a meeting

Program Note:

This course does not cover taking notes using technology (laptop, iPad, PC, etc.) for a more advanced note taking course that includes content in this area, see Taking Effective Notes With Technology.

Curriculum Area

  • Reading and Written Communication


Code: WCC1902

Presenter: Jacqueline Doneghy

Cost: $169

Full, Waitlist Available