The Art of Running Productive Meetings
This one-day program will be concerned with critical working meetings; how to ensure that these face-to-face gatherings maximize the cumulative energy, commitment and talents of those engaged to meet an important goal or specific outcome.
When applied in an organization, an Emotionally Intelligent company is one in which each employee has a better understanding of how they can manage themselves more effectively while taking responsibility to contribute to their fullest. The application of EI at work can create a culture of trust, exceptional “internal customer” loyalty, enhanced social awareness, and honest and open communication. Each participant will garner a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence as a tool for personal and professional growth as it taps into the basic understanding of the power of human emotion and motivation.
THIS MEETING MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP WILL:
- Start with the fundamental question to be answered for an effective meeting -
- what is the desired outcome?
- Create Agendas – starting with a solid design and good time management
- Show how to prepare for meetings – from deciding what information to send participants in advance, to creating a space which will allow the attendees to comfortably absorb the information
- Explain why it is imperative that the attendees know why this meeting is important to them and how to frame specific goals and the ground-rules for engagement.
- Show how effective (or ineffective) a meeting can be if you don’t have the right people in attendance.
- How to process on the fly and control the content.
- Managing dynamic topics and the unexpected
- Teach how to close the meeting on a positive note - with a goal specific wrap-up, overview of key points, follow-up, action plans (with time-lines) and more
- Understand the value of meetings as a key communication and management tool.
- Recognize the critical planning steps that make meeting time more effective
- An ability to create and deliver a meeting which will thoroughly engage
- Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion.
- Develop and practice techniques for handling both newly uncovered important issues and counterproductive shifts in topics which need to be tabled
- How to evaluate meetings and continue to raise the bar on your own
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Corporate Executives, Supervisors and Managers at all levels
Internal Trainers and those who must communicate effectively to groups
- Existing and Emerging Leaders
- Project Managers
- HR professionals
This program can be conducted for any group size. Each trainer can accommodate up to 24 participants – larger groups will require multiple workshops or additional trainers for the single event.