Meeting management: The art of making meetings work

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Meeting management: The art of making meetings work

Why Needed

The financial crisis has hit, no doubt. Lean is the new norm and companies are focusing their attention on making cuts wherever possible. Perhaps now more than ever, companies have many decisions to make, and crucial ones too. This means lots of time is being spent in meetings, and time cost money right? So what are companies doing about saving on the cost of time?

Meetings come in all shapes and sizes, from the convention to a quick huddle in an office hallway. This one-day program will be concerned with small working meetings; with groups that have a job to do requiring the energy, commitment, and talents of those who participate.

What the programme will cover

  • The Best and the Worst of Meetings
  • Holding Productive Meetings
  • Preparing for Meetings
  • Agendas
  • Setting the Place
  • Leading a Meeting
  • Process and Content
  • How to Control a Meeting
  • A Plan for Success

As a result of the programme individuals will be better able to:

  • To decide when to hold a meeting or use another form of communication
  • Prepare an agenda that can be covered within a given time framework
  • Plan materials and the venue
  • Lead and control meetings that are productive
  • Use a variety of tools for better facilitation and discussion
  • Use a checklist for successful meetings
  • Contribute positively to a meeting