In this course, participants will take away practical skills for creating effective meetings. They will learn how to prepare for meeting and set an agenda and how to lead a productive open discussion without going off track.
- Course Outline
There are many types of meetings from informal morning huddles to
large-scale conferences. This workshop focuses on small working meetings
with groups that have a job to do requiring the energy, commitment and
talents of those who participate. Because most 'work' actually takes
place in small groups and if that meeting is managed effectively 'work'
will get done.
Participants will take away practical skills for creating effective meetings. You will learn how to prepare for meeting and set an agenda and how to lead a productive open discussion without going off track.
This workshop will teach participants how to:
- Understand the value of meetings as a management tool and using time more effectively
- Recognize the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective.
- Make decisions and move forward by ensuring the right people are in the room
- Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion.
- Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behavior.
- How to get participants to come prepared
- Project managers needing to manage a project more effectively to meet project goals
- New managers wanting to learn how to manage a small group meeting and enhance their management skills
- Project co-coordinators can learn new process management tools and the latest thinking on managing meetings
- Marketing managers managing meetings of diverse groups within an organization.
- Business Analysts who need to understand the diverse needs of end-users of a system or process to translate into formal requirements
Introduction and Course Overview
Get to know other participants and discuss what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
The Basics for Effective Meetings
To begin, participants will receive a checklist that will give them a framework for planning an effective meeting. Participants will also discuss types of meetings, who should attend meetings, and alternatives to hold a meeting.
The Best and the Worst of Meetings
Participants will work in small groups to identify the characteristics of well-run meetings and poorly run meetings.
Holding Productive Meetings
During this session, participants will explore the keys to productive meetings through large group discussion and a case study.
Preparing for Meetings
Participants will be given planning guidelines, including tips on determining the time and attendees.
This session will educate participants about the importance of agendas. Participants will also take part in a small group activity to reinforce the concepts.
Setting the Place
During this session, participants will look at some things to consider when choosing the location and physical setup for the meeting.
Leading a Meeting
Next, participants will learn leadership skills necessary for leading a successful meeting.
Process and Content
This session will explore the differences between process and content. Participants will also be given some process tools, including DeBono's thinking hats, rules of work, and facilitation skills.
How to Control a Meeting
Participants will explore types of difficult dynamics and solutions in a group exercise.
A Plan for Success
To wrap up the day, participants will work in small groups to create an action plan for areas of weakness identified in their pre-assignment.
At the end of the day, participants will have an opportunity to ask final questions and create an action plan.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Certificate of Completion
- Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.
ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.
Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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