• Course
    SM&CR And The Importance of Effective Minute Taking (EMTOL)
  • Dates
    21 July 21 - 10:00
  • Venue
    Online - Webinar
  • Course Fees (excl. VAT)
    Online Multiple Webinar £337.50
    Online Single Webinar £375.00
  • CPD Credits

Total Price: £337.50

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Course Overview

The quality of a firm’s minute taking is due to come under further scrutiny with the implementation of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime. They could even be inspected as part of regulatory supervision.

Therefore it is crucial that firms make sure that their board and committee meeting minutes are truly a reflection of the good governance arrangements that the firm has in place

We know how much focus there is on governance arrangements, a culture of effective challenges and demonstration that strategic decisions are scrutinised by all involved. This is a common message from both regulators

Good minutes and informed minute takers have a vital role to play, evidencing to anyone who may want to scrutinise your business that you are well governed.  We commonly find inconsistencies and lack of practical experience across minute takers, can stand in the way of that evidencing.

Unfortunately many firms have often had little or no time to ensure that those who have been given this responsibility have the tools and knowledge to effectively carry out the role.

Therefore as a training and consultancy firm with a reputation of making a real difference, FSTP have designed a short, thought provoking and behaviour changing workshop for firms looking to improve the quality and consistency of their minute taking.


Led by an FSTP Senior Associate this practical and interactive workshop is designed for all levels of staff who are tasked with taking minutes.

This event will allow you to:

  • Understand the regulatory importance of effective minute taking
  • Know what should and shouldn’t be included
  • Consider how to capture effective challenges
  • Consider what actions need to be taken before and after the meeting and how to access details after the meeting
  • Align consistency of approach across all your meeting minutes


Regulatory requirements for minute taking

  • Guidelines and good practice from regulators  and other bodies .
  • The requirements of the Companies Act for minutes
  • Paying attention to TORs and roles and responsibilities of committee members
  • What would be reviewed if a FCA supervisory visit took place?

What must be included

  • Items which must be present

Minuting challenges and decisions

  • The requirement to document “reasonable steps”
  • The SMF conduct rules
  • Examples of reasonable steps documentation
  • What counts as evidence
  • The current arrangements for amendments and sign off procedures for minutes


  • When, what and how minutes can be accessed

Summary and review

  • Time for outstanding questons

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Meet The Tutor

Julia Kirkland
Julia Kirkland
Senior Partner
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