Meetings are supposed to provide time to listen, learn, plan, address issues, and make decisions. But all too often they can be stressful and unproductive. Common problems include: no clear purpose, or clear outcome, rambling or poor quality participation, late arrivals and missing participants.
Conduct Meetings with a Purpose: Techniques and Tools
Failing to plan for a meeting is planning to fail. Some of the direct effects of ineffective meetings include:
- meetings are longer, less efficient and generate fewer results
- more meetings are needed to accomplish objectives
- With so much time spent in ineffective meetings, employees have less time to get their own work done
- ineffective meetings create frustration at all staff levels
- inefficient meetings cost organizations billions of dollars each year in otherwise productive employee work time
By attending this half-day workshop on Conduct Meetings with a Purpose, you will be better able to prepare and run meetings that are purposeful, efficient, and that meet your specific department, project, or organizational objectives.
You will learn:
- How to determine if a meeting is really necessary.
- To create agenda that ensure progress
- Practical tools for running focused, results-oriented meetings.
- Techniques for maximizing participation from meeting attendees.
- Tips for getting follow-through on meeting action items.
Date: May 1, 9:00 am - noon