Meetings come in all shapes and sizes, from the convention to a quick huddle in an office hallway. This one-day program will be concerned with small working meetings–with groups that have a job to do requiring the energy, commitment, and talents of those who participate.
Members of such a group want to get some kind of result out of their time together; solving problems, setting goals or priorities, or simply defining with each other some mutual needs and fears and hopes. At its best, such a group knows what it is about, and knows and utilizes the strengths of individual members.
- Understand the value of meetings as a management tool.
- Recognize the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective.
- Identify the steps to take to create an open and safe forum for discussion.
- Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behaviour.
- The Basics for Effective Meetings
- The Best and the Worst of Meetings
- Holding Meetings
- Preparing for Meetings
- Setting the Place
- Meeting Preparation
- Leading a Meeting
- Your Role As Group Leader
- Process and Content
- What is a Facilitator? Why Have One?
- Key Behaviours for a Facilitator
- How to Control a Meeting
- Difficult Meeting Participants
OUR TRAINING METHODOLOGY/PROCESS
- This course was designed to deal with practical issues and transfer simple yet useful techniques.
- The program is provided through:
o Self assessment tools;
o Case Studies;
o Group work.
- The course encompasses adult education principles and learning styles, that is:
o Knowledge transfer (lecturing);
o Interaction (questioning);
o Participation (discussions);
o Group work (application).