Managing Effective Meetings

Managing Effective Meetings course information

Managing Effective Meetings


Scheduled public courses are held at Preston, Liverpool, Manchester & London.

1 Day Course | 1 Delegate Ā£295 plus VAT
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Closed tailored courses are available on your site or remotely delivered for Ā£795.00 plus vat (up to 8 attendees).

Course Overview

This one-day course identifies a structured approach to making meetings count. Meetings can be perceived as a waste of time. However, the effectively managed meeting can become a focal point for co-ordinating the efforts of an organisation to achieving aims and objectives.

Course Outline

Whatā€™s the point?

Reasons for and against holding meetings

Clarifying the objective

Is it achievable?

Does it have the needs of the business in mind?

Who should attend?

Who needs to buy into this objective?

Who may have information you need?

Who may have issues that need to be addressed?

Who are the influencers?


Timing ā€“ for whose benefit?

Setting the agenda with the objective in mind

Circulating well in advance

Avoiding time wasting traps

Allocating time scale

What do you want attendees to prepare?

Getting commitment

Holding the Meeting

Formal openings

Creating the right atmosphere

Sticking to the agenda

Deferring irrelevant


Handling negativity

Keeping control

Encouraging participation

Minutes that count

Accountability for action

Formal closing

Circulating Minutes

After the Meeting

Was it an effective use of time?

Measuring progress towards achieving objectives

Appreciating improvements in performance

Who will benefit from the Managing Effective Meetings course?

This course will benefit all individuals whose job role includes attending regular meetings.

By the end of the course delegates will have gained the following benefits:

  • Considered the importance of preparation for the meeting
  • Discussed techniques which lead to the participation of all meeting attendees
  • Examined how to set clear objectives for a worthwhile meeting

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