Running Effective Meetings

Meetings happen every day; effective meetings happen much less often! Running an effective meeting feels like something that we should be able to do naturally, however there are key skills that can be learned which, when applied well, will ensure that meetings are run in the right way, at the right time and with the right outcomes.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone in a role which requires them to organise, lead and write reports of meetings.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

Delegates will be able to run a meeting which produces the required outcomes within the shortest amount of time possible.

Course Content

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • List the main reasons for holding a meeting
  • Decide whether a meeting is the most appropriate means of communication
  • Provide focus for your meetings through use of objectives and agendas
  • Identify the key roles and responsibilities of a Chairperson before, during and after a meeting
  • Use a range of skills to control and facilitate meetings to ensure they are effective
  • Ensure that agreed actions are assigned and recorded
  • Close meetings effectively

Training method:

During the course, participants focus on their personal learning objectives whilst taking part in exercises and activities to help them consider the issues from a range of perspectives. At the end of all the workshops, participants go away with a practical action plan to put their learning into practice “back at base camp”.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Entry Requirements

No pre-requisite knowledge or qualification is required to enrol on this course.

Running Effective Meetings
Duration1 day
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateWe can adapt this course to suit your requirements.
PriceAvailable on a company basis only.


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