Cabinet Minutes and Cabinet Briefs

Writing cabinet minutes and cabinet briefs is a skill very few people get a chance to practise. These documents are the key ones used by cabinet to make decisions. They are often controversial. They are very concise. They are always to be treated with absolute confidentiality.


This course will show you how to prepare a draft cabinet minute for the executive to review. You will learn what goes in the minute, how to format one and how to write one.

Learn These Things

  • What cabinet minutes and cabinet briefs are.
  • The preferred format.
  • How to write inside the format .
  • The rules of confidentiality.
  • How to identify the issue