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Transform Your Meetings to Be More Effective

On an average day, there are 17 million meetings in the U.S. Yet, an estimated 63% of meetings don’t have prepared agendas. Not to mention, only 53% of meeting time is spent actually discussing agenda items, while the rest of the time goes to unproductive, unplanned issues.

Based on these statistics, it’s easy to see why meetings have a bad reputation. Poorly run meetings take too long, involve too many people, and never seem to result in any concrete action. Despite this, meetings are necessary and can be extremely effective. Meetings that are planned and facilitated well give participants a sense of accomplishment and a sense that their time was well spent.

This instructor-led training event will show you how to make every meeting efficient and effective. This three-hour program offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key Topics of the Meetings Training

  • Determining a meeting’s purpose and ensuring an action-oriented focus
  • Discovering how alternatives such as technology/social media, huddles, office hours, and open houses can be used to achieve the meeting’s purpose
  • The 15-minute meeting philosophy and developing a different perspective on meetings to help ensure effective use of time
  • Eliminating unproductive meeting habits that occur before, during, and after a meeting
  • Preparing an effective meeting agenda to help ensure discussions are focused and to facilitate follow-up later on
  • Tips and techniques for effective facilitation during the meeting such as managing side issues

Participants Will Learn

  • Ways to change their mindsets about meetings.
  • How to eliminate habits that make meetings unproductive.
  • Alternatives to holding traditional meetings.
  • Effective facilitation skills.
  • How to help their groups make decisions quickly.
  • How to ensure that every meeting ends with actionable items.

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Virtual and Onsite Instructor-Led Courses