Meeting Management: The Art of Making Meetings Work
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
Preparing for Meetings
Setting the Place
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
4. 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).