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Course overview

Master one of the most important skills in the workplace: planning and running productive meetings. Whether you hold face-to-face or virtual meetings, become adept at creating an outcome-oriented agenda, staying on time and on topic, and facilitating attendees to ensure full participation. Make the most out of each meeting you convene.

Who should attend?

Everyone who plans or conducts face-to-face and virtual meetings.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn the essential components of effective meetings
  • Recognize when a meeting is not the best vehicle to accomplish your purpose
  • Manage and maintain control of the agenda
  • Adapt your facilitation style to encourage participation by all attendees, including remote attendees
  • Learn best practices for planning, conducting and evaluating meetings
  • Use effective tools to keep track of ideas, decisions and assignments
  • Know how to capture and share meeting decisions and actions

Course outline

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Day one of two

Introduction
  • Course objectives
  • Pre-course Assessment
  • Identifying learning objectives and outcomes
Is a meeting the best vehicle to accomplish the purpose?
  • Do we need a meeting?
  • Purpose, Organization, and Agenda
Designing an Effective Meeting
  • Learn to create an outcome-oriented agenda
  • Learn best practices to plan and conduct the meeting
  • Considerations for facilitating full participation including remote attendees
Managing an Effective Meeting
  • Stay on time and on topic
  • Facilitate attendees to ensure full participation including remote attendees       

Day two of two

Managing and Maintaining control of the Agenda
  • Managing Personalities
  • Managing Conflict
After Action Reports
  • Learn to capture and share meeting decisions and actions
Virtual Meetings
  • Considerations for meeting remotely
  • Distinctions in face-to-face or virtual meetings
Summary/Closing
  • Recapping best practices
  • Post-course assessment
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