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Effective Meetings Produce Results

Length
4 hours

Overview

Meetings are the most universal – and universally despised – part of business life. But bad meetings do more than ruin an otherwise pleasant day – bad meetings lead to bad decisions.
 
To make matters worse, meetings matter because that’s where an organization’s culture perpetuates itself. If every day we go to boring meetings full of boring people, then we can’t help but think that this is a boring company.
 
Technology was supposed to reduce the number of meetings. But, in fact, the opposite is true. With more work focusing on teamwork and fewer people doing the work, the number of meetings is going up, not down. As a result, companies are becoming team-based companies, and in team-based companies most work is getting done in meetings.

Learning Objectives

  • Clearly state meeting objective and desired outcome
  • Determine type of meeting
  • Prepare an effective meeting agenda
  • Affirm ground rules
  • Assign meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use strategies to start and end meetings on time
  • Create structure that maintains focus and increases participation
  • Use collaborative decision-making tools
  • Apply virtual meeting guidelines
  • Deal with disruptive meeting behaviors

 

Key Topics

  • Productive vs. Unproductive Meetings
  • Rate Yourself as a Meeting Leader
  • The 4 P’s to Running Effective and Productive Meetings
  • Six Types of Meetings
  • Virtual Meeting Invitation and Guidelines
  • Pre-Meeting Agenda Checklist
  • Ground Rules
  • Group Memory
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Consensus-Building Tools
  • Five Meeting-Disruptive Behaviors
  • Skill Practice: How to Handle Disruptive Behaviors
  • Action Plan

 

Learning Objectives

  • Clearly state meeting objective and desired outcome
  • Determine type of meeting
  • Prepare an effective meeting agenda
  • Affirm ground rules
  • Assign meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use strategies to start and end meetings on time
  • Create structure that maintains focus and increases participation
  • Use collaborative decision-making tools
  • Apply virtual meeting guidelines
  • Deal with disruptive meeting behaviors

 

Key Topics

  • Productive vs. Unproductive Meetings
  • Rate Yourself as a Meeting Leader
  • The 4 P’s to Running Effective and Productive Meetings
  • Six Types of Meetings
  • Virtual Meeting Invitation and Guidelines
  • Pre-Meeting Agenda Checklist
  • Ground Rules
  • Group Memory
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Consensus-Building Tools
  • Five Meeting-Disruptive Behaviors
  • Skill Practice: How to Handle Disruptive Behaviors
  • Action Plan

 

Learning Objectives

  • Clearly state meeting objective and desired outcome
  • Determine type of meeting
  • Prepare an effective meeting agenda
  • Affirm ground rules
  • Assign meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use strategies to start and end meetings on time
  • Create structure that maintains focus and increases participation
  • Use collaborative decision-making tools
  • Apply virtual meeting guidelines
  • Deal with disruptive meeting behaviors

 

Key Topics

  • Productive vs. Unproductive Meetings
  • Rate Yourself as a Meeting Leader
  • The 4 P’s to Running Effective and Productive Meetings
  • Six Types of Meetings
  • Virtual Meeting Invitation and Guidelines
  • Pre-Meeting Agenda Checklist
  • Ground Rules
  • Group Memory
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Consensus-Building Tools
  • Five Meeting-Disruptive Behaviors
  • Skill Practice: How to Handle Disruptive Behaviors
  • Action Plan

 

Learning Objectives

  • Clearly state meeting objective and desired outcome
  • Determine type of meeting
  • Prepare an effective meeting agenda
  • Affirm ground rules
  • Assign meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use strategies to start and end meetings on time
  • Create structure that maintains focus and increases participation
  • Use collaborative decision-making tools
  • Apply virtual meeting guidelines
  • Deal with disruptive meeting behaviors

 

Key Topics

  • Productive vs. Unproductive Meetings
  • Rate Yourself as a Meeting Leader
  • The 4 P’s to Running Effective and Productive Meetings
  • Six Types of Meetings
  • Virtual Meeting Invitation and Guidelines
  • Pre-Meeting Agenda Checklist
  • Ground Rules
  • Group Memory
  • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Consensus-Building Tools
  • Five Meeting-Disruptive Behaviors
  • Skill Practice: How to Handle Disruptive Behaviors
  • Action Plan