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.

What Will Participants Learn?
 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.

What Topics are Covered?
 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

What’s Included?
 Instruction by an expert facilitator
 Small, interactive classes
 Specialized participant manual and course materials including a pre-assignment and a post-assignment
 A personalized Certificate of Completion

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