Leading and chairing meetings effectively

Duration: one day

'Why do we take notes of meetings that last for hours and call them minutes?' - David Williams, British management author, presenter

Aims and learning outcomes

  • Understand the purpose of meetings
  • How to avoid wasting time
  • Planning the meeting
  • Constructing an agenda
  • Recording of meetings
  • Techniques for effective communication at meetings

 Course content

  • Clarify reasons for the purposes of meetings
  • Identify the 'wrong' reasons for arranging a meeting
  • The six deadly sins
  • Elements of an efficient and productive meeting
  • The three essential categories of membership at any meeting
  • How to construct an agenda
  • Recording of meetings, including action column
  • Developing techniques for effective communication at meetings
  • Plan and take part in a meeting
  • Measuring effectiveness

 Course features

 Brainstorming, discussion, role play, scenarios and practice meeting.

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