“Meetings should be discussions that lead to decisions”
An effective Chairperson takes the lead by eliminating time-wasting practices, tackling agenda items in a clear and logical manner, and encouraging active participation from all attendees.
In this course we will explore the meeting cycle and learn techniques that promote constructive discussion. We will discover the common mistakes of less successful meetings and develop confidence-boosting behaviours that can help you to manage differences of opinion and remove barriers to good decision making.
This course is perfect for anyone with responsibility for leading business meetings, and who wishes to develop their skills and confidence further.
By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:
The Meeting Cycle
Conducting effective meetings
Leading group discussions
Keeping things on track and common mistakes to avoid
Dealing with challenging people & situations
Bringing the meeting to a close
There are no pre-requisites for our onsite or in-centre courses. For our Virtual Classroom training you will need a laptop or PC with a working microphone. A webcam is also recommended for the best experience!
Principles and roles within effective meetings
Types of meetings
Characteristics and structure of effective meetings
Role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, Minute Taker, and attendees
Creating and using agendas, scheduling the agenda items, and managing attendance
Recognising natural roles that people assume within a meeting
Techniques to manage participation and focus energy
Channelling different behaviours
Methods for reviewing meetings.