Effective Meetings 101

presented by SkillPath Seminars
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Bring a trainer to your location to deliver this class for groups of 10 or more.

Course Description

We’ve all been there, too many times. There’s nothing worse than being trapped in a poorly-run or pointless meeting. These ineffective meetings leave employees feeling frustrated, overloaded and confused.

Well-planned, well-run meetings lead to positive results and increased productivity. They allow people to tap into the group’s energy, build on each other’s ideas, spur innovation, enhance strategic thinking and improve decision making. In short, effective meetings are good for business.

This LIVE, virtual course helps both meeting participants and meeting leaders prepare for and benefit from every required meeting. Register today and learn how to make meetings more effective — the ones you’re running and the ones you’re attending — so they’re not a waste of time, for anyone. 

What You Will Learn

  • Know when a meeting is appropriate — and when it is not
  • Successfully plan, organize and communicate meeting agendas
  • Lead meeting interactions with confidence
  • Manage common meeting conflicts
  • Maximize meeting time and participation

Workshop Agenda

Program time: 3 hours

Session 1: Planning and Preparing for the Meeting

  • List valid reasons for holding meetings and when meetings are unnecessary
  • Identify restraints that might prevent a successful outcome
  • Define clear-cut roles for all meeting participants
  • Set an agenda and stick to it
  • Determine what information to distribute before, during and after the meeting
  • Establish what needs to be captured in the meeting minutes

Session 2: Facilitating the Meeting

  • Establish meeting ground rules so participants know how to interact
  • Keep meetings on track and get them back on track when they stray
  • Encourage everyone to participate – even the quiet or reluctant attendees
  • Manage overly talkative participants or groups
  • Build consensus and gain buy-in for decisions

Session 3: Maximizing Meeting Results

  • Identify end-of-meeting tasks that improve meeting productivity
  • Incorporate closing strategies and techniques that gain commitment and yield results
  • Follow up to ensure action items are completed and the meeting met its intended goals
  • Conduct a self-assessment of the meeting
  • Get feedback from attendees and record lessons learned


Who Should Attend

Meeting leaders, meeting contributors

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: Business Skills Training > Meeting Management

Training Course Summary: This LIVE, virtual course helps both meeting participants and meeting leaders prepare for and benefit from every required meeting.

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