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Managing Effective Meetings

Managing effective meetings. All too often time and effort is wasted by calling and attending meetings which are not well prepared, have no clear purpose and where attendees fail to participate in making decisions. This course aims to assist in dealing with those aspects that inhibit the effectiveness of meetings and emphasise the best practices that make meetings successful.

This Managing Effective Meetings course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

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Learning Objectives

  • How to plan and prepare meetings
  • Techniques in how an effective meeting should be run
  • How to ensure you achieve the meetings objective
  • Tips on how to stick to the schedule and stay on topic
  • How to take up a minimum amount of time
  • How to get the best practical benefits from a meeting

Course Content

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 - 11:00 Planning the Meeting (Establish a purpose, agenda, attendees, time and place, follow-up required)

11:00 - 12:00 Running a Meeting (1)(Exercises to establish how a meeting can and should be run)

12:00 - 13:00 Review of Exercises (Roles of chairperson, note-taker, participants. Critical areas for success)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Running a Meeting (2)(Further exercises to cover: Decision-making, Reaching a Conclusion, Obtaining commitment)

15:00 - 16:00 Dealing with Difficulties (Lack of Consensus, Conflicting Views, Moving the Meeting forward)

16:00 - 16.30 Establish Checklist of Best Practice

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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