Masterfully Managing Meetings
Do you know why meetings have a bad reputation? It is estimated that Fortune 500 companies waste $75 million per year in unproductive meeting time. Poorly run meetings take too long, involve too many people, and don’t seem to result in any concrete action. Despite this, meetings are necessary and can be extremely effective if run properly. Meetings that are planned and facilitated well give participants a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that their time was well spent. This course will give you the skills and strategies needed to manage meetings efficiently and effectively.
This Course Starts in:
All sessions are at the same time each week.
The Meeting Basics
- January 8, 2024
- As many of us have experienced, not every meeting needs to be a meeting. In this session, we will differentiate between when we should have meetings and when we should interact in a different way, such as sending an email, or having an open house. We will identify the purpose of meetings and the importance of establishing an agenda.
Managing Effective Meetings
- January 15, 2024
- This session explores strategies for managing meetings with purpose. We will get an insight into the tools that assist in meeting management such as OneNote and Microsoft Teams. We will also practice some best practices and strategies that make meetings more efficient and effective.
- January 22, 2024
- In this session, we will explore all aspects of effective meeting facilitation and discover how to solicit the best ideas from those who attend. Some methods to be discussed include brainstorming, online polling, and group discussions. Finally, we will learn how to ensure that every meeting ends with actionable items.