How to Have Effective Meetings

Course Overview

Are you frustrated by mismanaged, tedious, and off-track meetings that don’t accomplish anything?! Meetings can be one of the biggest time wasters for organizations and a leading source of frustration for busy employees. Organizations need trained and professional employees who know how to lead and participate productively in meetings to advance and support the organization. This workshop is a step-by-step blueprint of how to plan, organize, and conduct effective meetings. After this engaging and practical program, attendees go away knowing exactly what to do as a meeting leader—and attendee—to avoid the pitfalls that can derail a meeting.

Topics covered include:

  • Planning: what to do before the meeting
  • Keeping the group focused on task
  • Creating easily implementable structures that improve meeting productivity and get things done
  • Understanding communication and personality styles and how groups work together to accomplish the task
  • Improving facilitation skills including dealing with counterproductive behaviors that take meetings off-track
  • Using foolproof tips to rein in people who go off on tangents or speak too long
  • Learning what you and others do that sabotage meeting productivity and keep you stuck in too-long meetings
  • Implementing three key steps to conclude the meeting so that follow-up actions will be carried out
  • Transforming virtual meetings into energized, high-value events

Cost: $150.00