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Note taking at participative events

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Delivered through the medium of English


To explore ways of recording the variety of data generated at participative events and consultations.


Being asked to take notes and record discussions during participative events and consultations can feel daunting. Often a lot of data will be generated and recording it accurately can be challenging.

This short course aims to explore ways of recording a variety of data generated effectively and simply. You’ll learn different methods and strategies to make sure you don’t miss a beat. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your skills, sharing ideas and tips with other participants.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to…

  • Explain how data from participative events and consultations is used
  • Compare types of data which may be generated at an event, and appropriate methods of recording different types of data
  • Describe examples of good and bad note taking
  • Use practical tips and techniques for recording data
  • Use planning and preparation stages to identify the best way to record data

Who this course is for

Administrative and frontline staff within public service and third sector organisations who are required to take notes and record data at participative events and consultations. 

All our courses can be delivered bespoke and tailored to meet your organisation’s needs. Please complete our bespoke training request form and a member of our team will be in touch.  For any other enquiries please email training@wcva.cymru.