What Is Our Approach?
The course is very interactive with the course director working in a facilitation role….aiding and steering the learning. There are a number of group exercises where the delegates are given specific roles and a typical meeting is re-enacted.
The content focuses upon actual meetings that the delegates are involved in and they are motivated by the fact that they can immediately apply the skills, which have been discussed in the classroom, into their business meetings.
What Are The Programmes All About?
These courses focus upon how to organise and chair meetings to ensure that they are productive and not a waste of time.
What Are The Course Objectives?
- Personal improvement which is measurable
- Improving the confidence of delegates in chairing and controlling meetings
- Greater ability to ensure that meetings are both productive and an effective use of time
- Greater certainty that the objectives of the meeting are fulfilled
What Elements Are Covered?
When a course is designed it is likely that some or all of the following subjects form the core of the programme, with additional topics being added to ensure fulfilment of the training requirements.
How to get the best out of all participants who attend
- Consensus reaching in meetings
- Brainstorming sessions:
- Identifying the key stages in the brainstorming process Knowing the specific rules of each stage Action planning · The meeting invitation and the agenda Guidelines for the invitation and the agenda which will increase efficiency.
How to ensure that the meeting is productive
- How to work with concrete/specific goals and objectives
- Motivating the attendees to participate
The six hats method of running meetings
Understanding your participants
The overriding responsibility of the chairperson in a meeting
Leading and controlling meetings effectively
- Dealing effectively with conflict and difficult situations
- Overcoming the common obstacles to effective meetings Use of visual aids and the presentation of subject matter
Different styles dependent on the group dynamics
- Concluding the meeting ….checking understanding
- Recording the minutes of a meeting
- Any other business and action points
How Long Do The Programmes Last?
The courses are typically one day in length.
What Do The Delegates Have To Do?
Prior to the programme delegates are asked to consider their personal objective(s) for attending the course.
In line with our 'staged methodology', at the end of each training day delegates are given assignments to prepare for the next session, including a report on the positive experiences and results from having put the learning into practice in their live environment.