Leading Effective Meetings

As a result of this seminar, participants will increase their ability to:

  • Develop a clear purpose for each meeting they facilitate
  • Prepare a working agenda to guide the meeting
  • Use a variety of group techniques to integrate ideas and make decisions
  • Facilitate group dynamics during the meeting
  • Evaluate a meeting’s effectiveness
Target Audience

All staff members who conduct meetings

Seminar Outline

Half-day or Full-day Program

  1. Understanding Why Meetings Fail
  2. Alternatives to Meetings
  3. Planning the Meeting Agenda
    • Clarifying the purpose
    • Getting input from attendees
    • Developing the sequence
    • Choosing the best process for each agenda item
    • Developing time frames
    • Adding an element of fun and motivation
  4. Facilitating Group Dynamics
    • The role of the meeting leader
    • The responsibilities of the meeting participants
    • Keeping things on track and managing time
    • Mediating conflict
    • Managing problem behaviors: Agenda Grabbers, Filibusters, Attackers
    • Recording the meeting summary
  5. Guidelines for Video and Phone Conferencing
  6. Evaluating a Meeting’s Effectiveness

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Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
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