Working Smart in Meetings

Time & Workload Management All States 0.5 day duration

Get your meetings on time, on track and on purpose. Learn not only how to plan, organise and run a successful meeting but also how to get the most out of the meetings you’re required to attend.

We encourage taking a “business planning” approach to meetings to increase meeting effectiveness, save time and derive better results.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply a proven planning process to meetings
  • Design an effective agenda to increase accountability
  • Run a meeting with a Bias for Action
  • Prepare for a meeting you’ll be attending
  • Keep a meeting on track
  • Avoid the common pitfalls that create “meeting maddeners”
  • Use a quick yet effective process for evaluating meetings
Introduction

In our introduction we’ll discuss the Meeting Maddeners, the challenges and solutions that can be put in place to ensure the organisation is Meeting Smart.

Unit 1 – The four phases for Working Smart in meetings
  • The fundamental phases of any meeting, leading to the highest ROI possible
Unit 2 – Pre-meeting requirements
  • Appreciating what it takes to prepare effectively for any meeting, whether as chair or participant
Unit 3 – Constructing the Agenda
  • Four key areas to address
  • Ensuring on time, on track, on purpose meetings
Unit 4 – During the meeting
  • Mastering the execution of your now well planned meeting
  • Effective two-way communication for alignment and a bias for action
Unit 5 – After the meeting
  • Ensuring meeting outcomes become activity inputs for participants
  • Ensuring effective follow up

Most effective for executives, managers, team and project leaders, as well as anyone who attends meetings regularly and wants to be a part of improving organisational effectiveness.

  • ½ day workshop instructor-led
  • Customised web-based virtual classroom sessions
  • Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual
  • Electronic meeting tools