Led by an expert business veteran, this course teaches practical, real-world skills and techniques to maximize the value of any meeting.
Design Effective Meetings for Every Situation.
Our failure to properly design and facilitate effective meetings leads to one of the business world's most common frustrations - the time-wasting meeting. If given the choice, most people would rather come in early, stay late, or even work through lunch rather than attend one more inefficiently run meeting. Late starts, even later finishes, private agendas, loss of control by the meeting facilitator: these common problems result in major management frustrations, lost productivity, missed deadlines, and ineffective and missed communications. Effective Meeting Design and Facilitation attacks the problem of meeting failures by addressing the root causes: poor planning and faulty execution.
Ineffective meetings are costlypreventing them isn't!
The lost value to a project of a ten-person poorly-run one-hour meeting can be in the thousands of dollars. And this figure does not even start to include the detrimental effects of poorly understood or missed communications. By investing in just a few key skills and using them consistently, you can save significant time and money on your projects, and ultimately deliver higher-quality communications to your team members and key stakeholders.
Discover the real-world techniques that will help you immediately.
This two-day course will give you hands-on experience with the latest proven techniques for designing and facilitating effective, focused meetings. Lively lectures combined with insightful demonstrations and realistic practice exercises will provide you with the competence and confidence to improve your meeting management skills. You'll gain a thorough understanding of meeting types, the challenges faced in meeting facilitation, and practical approaches for handling meeting (and team) pathologies. Make your project meetings into opportunities to build team cohesion, create buy-in from team members and key stakeholders, and most importantly get things done. Regardless of your organization's environment, you can't afford to miss this course!
Specifically, you will:
- Learn to align meeting designs with project or business requirements
- Set the parameters of team and stakeholder expectations prior to meetings
- Establish effective team behaviors in different types of meetings
- Identify common meeting execution problems and deal with them in real-time
- Learn to classify team member behaviors and respond to them in the most appropriate fashion
- Make mundane meetings into effective team-building sessions
- Turn any meeting into an efficient problem-solving session
Key Benefits of Attending this Course:
1.Design the meeting that satisfies your requirements.
2.Understand the characteristics of a well-written agenda.
3.Ensure everyone comes to your meetings with all necessary information.
4.Know when to schedule a meeting, and when not to.
5.Learn your strengths and weaknesses as a meeting facilitator, and how to capitalize on the former and counter the latter.
6.Learn how to effectively draw out information from reluctant meeting members.
7.Handle emergency meetings, keeping every ones "eye on the ball."
8.Know when, and when not, to allow meeting members to make team decisions.
9.Teach your team members how to properly respond to informational meetings
10.Don't say "no" - negotiate it.
11.Start and finish meetings on-time.
12.Teach team members to actively listen both in and out of meetings.
13.Prevent the "Know-it-All" or "Steamroller" from taking over your meeting.
14.Stop destructive team behaviors stemming from "Snipers."
15.Effectively communicate with project stakeholders at all levels.
16.Build team cohesion through negotiating buy-in.
17.Coordinate your meetings with your communications management plan.
18.Maximize your meeting's productivity with effective follow-up.
19.Give and receive effective criticism.
20.Ensure meeting action items are accomplished on-time, on-budget, and right THE FIRST TIME!
This course is designed to bring immediate benefit to individuals and teams for whom meetings are an integral part of operations. This course is perfect for:
- Project managers
- Team leaders
- Program managers
- Functional managers
- Business analysts
- Anyone in a team environment wishing to communicate more effectively and improve meeting performance