One of our most popular courses, Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma is of great value. You’re guaranteed top-quality, detailed course content that has been developed by industry professionals.

Packed into separate, easy to understand modules, the Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma course will equip you with all you need to know to succeed in the profession.

If you want to become an Executive Secretary, or you are just starting out in office admin and want to take the next step, this Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma course will equip you with the skills and confidence to make it to the top. The Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma teach you useful administration and note-taking skills, helping you in your career. Taking minutes is an integral part of any meeting. In fact, the success of any meeting largely depends on proper minutes. The Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma course explores skills for minute-taking, followed by the roles and responsibilities of a secretary or PA. You will also learn how to take minutes with OneNote. The Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma course focuses on communication skills, negotiation and influencing skills, self-esteem and confidence building, time management, and other skills related to the executive secretary role. Finally, the Executive Secretarial and Note Taking Diploma course teaches how to prepare business writing and reports.

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of 9.99 and PDF Certificate at 4.99.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for people interested in maximizing their efficiency in note taking for their jobs, and for people interested in working as a stenotype operator or journalist.

Career path

Training offered by the Minute Taking course could potentially benefit a range of roles, but would particularly enhance careers in

  • Office Administration
  • PA
  • Journalism
  • Stenography
  • Receptionist and Secretarial Work
  • Law
  • Business Management
  • Other professional office roles

Course Curriculum

Minute Taking
Minute Taking 00:35:00
Tips to Follow 01:08:00
Meeting and the Minute Taking 00:19:00
Minute Taking Nowadays 00:20:00
Microsoft OneNote 2016
Navigate the OneNote 2016 Environment 01:00:00
Create a Notebook 01:00:00
Use Predesigned Templates for OneNote Notebooks 00:30:00
Customize the User Interface 02:00:00
Modify Formatting in a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Images to a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Tables to a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Audio and Video to a Notebook 00:30:00
Add Quick Notes and Links 01:30:00
Use Tags, Symbols, Drawing Tools, and Pen Options 01:00:00
Save and Export Content and Use Alternate File Types 01:00:00
Manage Notebook Recycle Bins and Backups 01:00:00
Work with Excel Spreadsheets and Visio Diagrams 00:30:00
Work with Embedded Files 00:45:00
Send a Notebook and Use Outlook Integration 01:00:00
Share and Collaborate on Notebooks 01:00:00
Finalize a Notebook Using Proofing and Print Settings 01:30:00
Configure Notebook Properties and Security 01:00:00
Search Notebooks 00:30:00
Secretarial Interpersonal Skills
Module One – Getting Started 00:30:00
Module Two – Verbal Communication Skills 01:00:00
Module Three – Non-Verbal Communication Skills 01:00:00
Module Four – Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond 01:00:00
Module Five – Moving the Conversation Along 01:00:00
Module Six – Remembering Names 01:00:00
Module Seven – Influencing Skills 01:00:00
Module Eight – Bringing People to Your Side 01:00:00
Module Nine – Sharing Your Opinion 01:00:00
Module Ten – Negotiation Basics 01:00:00
Module Eleven – Making an Impact 01:00:00
Module Twelve – Wrapping Up 00:30:00
Developing Interpersonal Skills Course- Activities 00:00:00
Administrative Management skills
Module One – Getting Started 00:30:00
Module Two – Why Your Office Needs Administrative Procedures 01:00:00
Module Three – Gathering the Right Tools 01:00:00
Module Four – Identifying Procedures to Include 01:00:00
Module Five – Top Five Procedures to Record 01:00:00
Module Six – What to Include in Your Binder (I) 01:00:00
Module Seven – What to Include in Your Binder (II) 01:00:00
Module Eight – Organizing Your Binder 01:00:00
Module Nine – What Not to Include in the Procedure Guide 01:00:00
Module Ten – Share Office Procedure Guide 01:00:00
Module Eleven – Successfully Executing the Guide 01:00:00
Module Twelve – Wrapping Up 00:30:00
Business Writing
Module One – Getting Started 00:15:00
Module Two – Working with Words 01:00:00
Module Three – Constructing Sentences 01:00:00
Module Four – Creating Paragraphs 01:00:00
Module Five – Writing Meeting Agendas 01:00:00
Module Six – Writing E-mails 01:00:00
Module Seven – Writing Business Letters 01:00:00
Module Eight – Writing Proposals 01:00:00
Module Nine – Writing Reports 01:00:00
Module Ten – Other Types of Documents 01:00:00
Module Eleven – Proofreading and Finishing 01:00:00
Module Twelve – Wrapping Up 00:30:00
Self Esteem & Confidence Building
Module One – Getting Started 01:00:00
Module Two – What Does Self-Confidence Mean To You 01:00:00
Module Three – Obstacles to Our Goals 01:00:00
Module Four – Communication Skills 01:00:00
Module Five – The Importance of Goal Setting 01:00:00
Module Six – Feeling the Part 01:00:00
Module Seven – Looking the Part 01:00:00
Module Eight – Sounding the Part 01:00:00
Module Nine – Powerful Presentations 00:30:00
Module Ten – Coping Techniques 01:00:00
Module Eleven – Dealing with Difficult Behavior 00:30:00
Module Twelve – Wrapping Up 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Final Exam

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