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
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 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