Managing Meetings Effectively
You are on your first project and you have to organize and manage the project kick-off meeting. What do you do first? Do you create the agenda or the invitation list? How do you run a meeting? What preparation do you need? All of these are valid and real questions you, as the meeting manager, must address. There is no doubt about it. Meetings require skill and technique in order for the meeting to achieve its purpose. Disorganized and poorly managed meetings waste time and hurt your credibility as a meeting manager. Consistently leaving a poor impression with the attendees will haunt you if left unchecked.
This course is designed to give you the tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression.
Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Planning and Preparing
Identifying the Participants
How to choose the time and place
How to create the agenda
How to set up the meeting space
How to incorporate your electronic options
Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
Use an agenda
Chairing a Meeting
How to deal with disruptions
How to professionally deal with personality conflicts
How to take minutes
How to make the most of your meeting using games, activities and prizes