Meetings consume a large amount of an organization’s time. They are also vital for planning and decision making. This two-day course will give participants an understanding of the modern meeting scene, including formal, informal, and virtual meetings. You will develop skills, strategies, practical tools, and techniques of how to run an effective meeting. You will also look at why meetings fail and the various roles of meeting participants.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Organize, participate in, and run highly successful meetings
  • Recognize why meetings fail
  • Identify the requirements for effective meeting management
  • Adequately prepare for meetings
  • Work productively with meeting participants
  • Ensure that effective notes are taken at meetings

Course Outline:

  • What Is a Meeting?
  • The Purpose of Meetings
  • Why Meetings Fail
  • Types of Meetings
  1. Formal
  2. Informal
  3. Virtual
  • Different Kinds of Committees
  • Important Points To Remember When Organizing a Meeting
  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes
  3. Roles
  • Basic Communication Skills for Meeting Participants
  • Chairperson's Guide for Dealing with Agenda Items
  • Skills for Chairing Meetings
  • Tips for the Chairperson
  • Keeping to Meeting Time Limits
  • Handling Different Personalities
  • Getting To and Agreeing To Decisions
  • Covering Pre- and Post-meeting Preparation

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