Minutes Taking Training


Master the crucial skill of minutes taking with our comprehensive course designed to enhance accuracy and efficiency in capturing meeting discussions. Whether you are a novice tasked with this responsibility for the first time or a seasoned professional looking to refine your skills, this course will equip you with the tools needed to produce clear, concise, and useful meeting minutes.


Effective minutes serve as an official and legal record of meetings and are essential for capturing the essence of discussions, decisions, and actions. This course covers everything from the basics of minutes taking to advanced techniques that ensure your minutes are both informative and easy to reference.


This course is ideal for:

Course Outline

The Role and Importance of Minutes:

  • Understanding the purpose and legal implications of minute-taking.
  • Different types of minutes and formats.

Pre-Meeting Preparation:

  • Gathering necessary materials and understanding the agenda.
  • Techniques for effective listening and note-taking.

During the Meeting:

  • Strategies for capturing key information: decisions, action items, and responsibilities.
  • How to handle complex discussions and multiple speakers.

Post-Meeting Actions:

  • Transcribing notes into formal minutes.
  • Editing and proofreading techniques to ensure clarity and accuracy.

Using Technology in Minutes Taking:

  • Tools and software that can aid in minute-taking.
  • Tips for integrating technology effectively into the process.

Legal and Ethical Considerations:

  • Confidentiality issues.
  • Archiving and retrieving minutes for future reference.


Participants will:

  • Develop a robust set of skills for preparing, taking, and finalizing minutes.
  • Understand how to use minutes as a tool for action and accountability.
  • Be able to produce minutes that serve as a clear record of meetings and are useful for all stakeholders.
  1. Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination
  2. Implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.’

Welcome to our complete guide on Employment equity and its new 2023 amendments. Right here, we will offer you with clear and concise information about this important new EE legislation, ensuring you understand its motive, key principles, EE changes, Compliance and the obligations it imposes on employers. We will also talk the newest amendments and their impact, retaining you updated with the modern day compliance requirements.

At its core, Employment Equity aims to promote fair and equitable workplaces by addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. This Act encourages employers to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and individuals from designated groups have equal access to employment and advancement opportunities.

With the current amendments, Employment Equity has undergone essential modifications. We are going to delve into those updates, highlighting the important areas affected and the implications for employers. By understanding the amended provisions, you will be better equipped to navigate compliance necessities and ensure your employer meets its obligations. At McDowell Development Institute South Africa ( MDSA ) We believe Employment Equity should be about Transformation, Diversity, Inclusive and Equity.

In terms of the new amendment,

  1. Changes include the introduction of an Employer Equity Certificate of Compliance which companies wishing to participate in state contracts are now required to provide. Companies without an Employment Equity Certificate of Compliance will not be able to receive any points under the Management Control pillar of the B-BBEE scorecard and could be subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Management Control has traditionally been the pillar that all sectors struggle the most with.
  2. Sector-specific targets set by the Minister of Employment and Labour ostensibly after consultations with industry over the past 18 months, appear to have been more closely aligned to the BEE scorecard.

The newly amended Employment Equity (EE) Act to aid workplace transformation in SA to come into operation on 01 September 2023


Effective minute-taking is an indispensable skill that supports the smooth functioning of any organization. Enroll in our “Minutes Taking” course to become proficient in creating detailed records of your meetings, thereby enhancing communication and ensuring continuity in your projects and discussions.

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