Running a Meeting

Working in any organisation, particularly in an office setting, often demands varying degrees of collaboration. Important decisions may call for more than one person’s perspective or require the expertise of a number of people. Meetings are usually the primary choice to provide a  forum for structured and organised collaboration.  However anyone who’s sat through any meeting can tell you, if poorly conceived and controlled, meetings can easily become overlong, lose focus or ultimately fail to provide any satisfactory outcomes.

Knowing how to plan, prepare, and lead a meeting can ensure that you and your team never again have to sit through another meeting that ends up being a huge waste of everyone’s time, but prove to be a productive and useful tool to manage the attainment of common goals.

Duration – 1 day

Course Content

  • Why have a meeting?
  • Why meetings fail
  • Who and why should people attend?
  • Planning the agenda and meeting process
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Tools for gaining consensus and making decisions
  • Encouraging participation
  • Ensuring follow up action
  • Making proactive interventions
  • Tips for dealing with difficult situations

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