Managing Meetings Effectively

Course Description:

You are on your first project and you have to organize and manage the project kick-off meeting. What do you do first? Do you create the agenda or the invitation list? How do you run a meeting? What preparation do you need? All of these are valid and real questions you, as the meeting manager, must address. There is no doubt about it. Meetings require skill and technique in order for the meeting to achieve its purpose. Disorganized and poorly managed meetings waste time and hurt your credibility as a meeting manager. Consistently leaving a poor impression with the attendees will haunt you if left unchecked.

This course is designed to give you the tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Planning and Preparing
  • Identifying the Participants
  • How to choose the time and place
  • How to create the agenda
  • How to set up the meeting space
  • How to incorporate your electronic options
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Use an agenda
  • Chairing a Meeting
  • How to deal with disruptions
  • How to professionally deal with personality conflicts
  • How to take minutes
  • How to make the most of your meeting using games, activities and prizes

Planning and Preparing (I)

  • Identifying the Participants
  • Choosing the Time and Place
  • Creating the Agenda
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Planning and Preparing (II)

  • Gathering Materials
  • Sending Invitations
  • Making Logistical Arrangements
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Setting up the Meeting Space

  • The Basic Essentials
  • The Extra Touches
  • Choosing a Physical Arrangement
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Electronic Options

  • Overview of Choices Available
  • Things to Consider
  • Making a Final Decision
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Chairperson
  • The Minute Taker
  • The Attendees
  • Variations for Large and Small Meetings
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Chairing a Meeting (I)

  • Getting Off on the Right Foot
  • The Role of the Agenda
  • Using a Parking Lot
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Chairing a Meeting (II)

  • Keeping the Meeting on Track
  • Dealing with Overtime
  • Holding Participants Accountable
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Dealing with Disruptions

  • Running in and Out
  • Cell Phone and PDA Ringing
  • Off on a Tangent
  • Personality Conflict
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Taking Minutes

  • What are Minutes?
  • What do I Record?
  • A Take-Home Template
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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