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Conducting successful meetings is a vital skill in today's business environment. Successful meetings provide an essential forum for planning, debate, information, briefing and decision-making. However, too many meetings are poorly prepared and managed, leading to the loss of valuable time and failure in satisfying their objectives. This conducting successful meetings training course is designed to give delegates guidelines on the necessary preparation and structure of meetings to ensure successful outcomes. It is also designed to enable participants to learn and practice the effective skills of chairing and participating in shorter and more productive meetings. Course Objectives Learn how to prepare for a meeting so that participants are clear about their role and what is to be achieved. Acquire a range of interpersonal skills to keep control of the meeting and disarm disruptive participants. Ensure that each agenda item is introduced and dealt with effectively. Structure discussions to build group consensus and gain a clear decision on each specific agenda item. Identify what can go wrong in meetings and know what action to take to ensure participants keep focused on the task. Encourage appropriate participation and eliminate time wasting. Course Designed For All professional staff required to conduct and/or participate in meetings. This workshop will be especially useful for those who want to ensure full participation and commitment from everyone present whilst reducing the length of the meeting. Course Duration One Day Maximum Number of Delegates Eight In-House Delivery Option Available Course Descrition: Roles and Responsibilities How to become an effective meeting leader Which type of meeting suits your needs? Your key responsibilities as a participant Clarity in Meeting Preparation Creating meeting objectives that are clear and specific Setting an agenda Structuring the agenda - where to place the least and most important items How to lobby for support Collecting appropriate data from interested parties Briefing minute takers and guest speakers Lead an Effective Meeting Personal qualities of meeting leaders Creating an atmosphere where all participants will be able to contribute Keep focused on the agenda and prevent the introduction of irrelevant issues Controlling time wasting and disruptive influences Forging an environment for open discussion Formulating agreement from a variety of views Guidelines for running short meetings Communicate with Authority Learning the fundamentals of non-verbal communication Deal with Disruptive Influences Ensuring all participants have a say How to make interventions that will curtail irrelevant discussions Employing techniques to keep control Action Points and Endings Tips for making clear decisions The two prime times for summarising key points Gaining commitment through the delegation of action points How to prevent the meeting from drifting on Learning to end with a focus on the future Personal Development Creating a personal action plan to enhance your future development

Conducting successful meetings is a vital skill in today's business environment. Successful meetings provide an essential forum for planning, debate, information, briefing and decision-making. However, too many meetings are poorly prepared and managed, leading to the loss of valuable time and failure in satisfying their objectives. This conducting successful meetings training course is designed...

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