Conduct High-Impact Meetings Training

According to a study by the Wharton Center for Applied Research, senior executives spend 53% of their time in meetings, costing upwards of $50,000 per year per executive. Middle managers and their meetings cost companies more than $20,000 per employee. A key complaint of meetings is that they are a waste of time and not valuable. It is vital that managers learn to have fun, effective and high-quality meetings.

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This workshop empowers managers and employees to improve the quality and effectiveness of their meetings- both in-person and virtually. Participants will learn how to effectively facilitate and participate in a meeting to create successful interactions and achieve outcomes. They will also learn the basic steps to good and effective meeting management. Strategies will also be addressed on how to come to closure on decisions, and clearly identify next action steps to ensure participants are clear and engaged.

Learning Objectives

Meeting Management Basics

  • Understand the common challenges to meetings
  • Learn the five questions to ask before planning a meeting
  • Identify the key aspects to cover when planning an agenda
  • How to develop rules of engagement for high-impact meetings
  • Understand the key roles needed in meetings
  • Learn how to conduct effective meetings to build team strength and trust
  • Gain strategies on how to track meeting note information via apps and electronic tools
  • Identify and articulate participant commitments to creating more effective meetings in their workplace

Facilitation Strategies

  • Define the role of a facilitator
  • Learn five key preparation steps for facilitation planning
  • Gain tips in developing agendas to support facilitation
  • Learn basic methodologies and facilitation formats to engage groups and build consensus
  • Learn tips, strategies and activities to create participant engagement
  • Understand best practices of managing group conversations
  • Gain strategies in how to manage disruptions and difficult situations

Managing Virtual Meetings

  • Understand the common challenges to virtual meetings
  • How to create engagement in virtual meetings
  • Technology set up for successful virtual meetings
  • Utilizing features and functionality of online meeting tools
  • Understand the key role of a meeting facilitator for virtual meetings
  • Discover how to manage difficult and challenging participants in a virtual setting

Seminar Length: 4-8 hours
Class Size: 10-30 participants
Materials: 40 page workbook provided
Seminar Location: On-site at company
Equipment: LCD projector