This international course shows you how to plan & design meetings to be more focused & shorter. This also results in the release of productive time for other work. You will learn how to conduct and lead meetings in new ways, including using listening & communication skills.
You will be able to recognise the potential impact of 20 typical ‘Meeting Characters’ and know how to handle them to keep your meetings on track.
WorkingSm@rt processes provide the foundation for designing and running effective online meetings which are enhanced by WorkingSm@rt meeting leadership techniques.
Instructor-led online webshops ( 2 x 2 hours)
or in-person workshops (4 hours)
+ 1-hour follow-up online coaching
UNIQUE: ‘WorkingSm@rt in Meetings’ combines effective meeting leadership with the use of Microsoft TEAMS and/or OneNote to streamline meeting planning & administration.
LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME THESE CHALLENGES
Meetings do not end on time
No agendas or Meeting Objectives
Difficulty finding related information
People not preparing in advance
Not hearing all views
‘Verbal Updates’ consuming valuable meeting time
Unclear actions & accountabilities
CHANGE BUSINESS BEHAVIOURS
Define meeting objectives so they are focused
Plan timed agendas & presentations + invite key people + arrange time-keeper & note-taker to deliver successful meetings
Start & finish meetings on time so time is not wasted
Leader uses skills to listen & read body language to make it easier to lead balanced meetings
Leader understands how to involve everyone & handle 'Characters' = All views are valued to achieve consensus
Leading discussions to decisions = Decisions are made more easily
Noting assignments + Following-up = Clarity on responsibilities + reliable deliveries
Evaluating meetings to improve outcomes = Learn from experience to improve
Design: What are Meeting Objectives & Requirements?
Build: What Agenda + Preparation + Pre-Reading + Invitations?
Run: How should meetings be led & 'Characters' handled + Who should take notes & keep time?
Follow-up: How to record meeting agreements + How to follow-up?
Evaluate: How do we improve meetings continuously?
Those that lead meetings
Hands-on Instructor-led Sessions: Workshops of 4 hrs on client's premises or online Webshops of 4 hrs or 2 x 2 hrs
Languages: We can deliver in English, French, German, Dutch
Follow-up Individual Coaching: 60 minutes Online
Class Size: Maximum 20 people per class
Tailoring: Training objectives are agreed in advance
Graduates' Refresher: Join a 1 hour complimentary online refresher session with one of our Priority Coaches
Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual: Individual Virtual Learning Guide with training content to refer to, whenever you want
Ongoing support: WorkingSmart Helpdesk (send us an email anytime at email@example.com)
LearningLink: Our monthly productivity e-newsletter to keep you updated
“Useful tools to manage meetings, understanding different types of people participating and managing time.”