Lead and Facilitate More Productive Meetings
Studies indicate that most professionals lose 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings. Most of us have experienced meetings with no purpose, no leadership and no productive outcomes. This half day workshop focuses on what you can do create a well run meeting and the tools and techniques you can use for planning, managing, facilitating and fostering solutions. We will cover the six meeting steps that create the most problems for meeting leaders and we’ll give you an opportunity to practice in each area. You will have an opportunity to go through the four key roles and apply the tools and techniques of a great meeting leader/facilitator. There is time to role play, share and discuss what works and how to use these tools the next time you are responsible for a meeting.
When you leave this session you will have learned:
- The six meeting killers and how to avoid them.
- How to effectively open and close your meeting
- The importance of a clear meeting purpose
- How to apply a planning tool that ensures a well run meeting
- What to include in your agenda
- Why you should always include ground rules and a parking lot in every meeting
- The 19 skills of a master facilitator and how to keep the audience on track
- Five ways to get the group brainstorming new ideas
- The importance of understanding the dynamics of group decision making
- How to move a group through the stages of group decision making
- How to end a discussion and move to decision making
- Five methods of decision making
- How to incorporate levels of consensus in your decision making
I was impressed with the significant improvement I saw in just one day with our group. All their comments about the program were very favorable. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Jackie McMartin, Group VP of Human Resources,
Wagner Spray Tech
I am seeing tangible benefit from your training with my team. Several in our group have considerably improved their presentation style. My satisfaction level is very high.
Bob Paine, VP Regional Field Marketing,
Dairy Queen International