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.

  • Understand the value of meetings as a management tool.

  • Recognize the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective.

  • Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion.

  • Develop and practice techniques for handling counterproductive behavior.

  • The basics for effective meetings

  • The best and the worst of meetings

  • Holding productive meetings

  • Preparing for meetings

  • Agendas

  • Setting the place

  • Leading a meeting

  • Process and content

  • Process tools, including DeBono’s thinking hats, rules of work, and facilitation skills

  • How to control a meeting

  • A plan for success

  • Instruction/facilitation will be led virtually OR on-site

  • Interactive class sessions driven by case studies and real life scenarios

  • Specialized workbook, quick reference guides and handouts for participants

  • Personalized certificate of completion