Training Courses

Managing Meetings

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


It is estimated that many managers spend as much as 50% of their time in meetings, yet many meetings are unfocused and a waste of time. However, a well run meeting is a key business tool - whether you need to convey a message, gather feedback or motivate colleagues and staff, it is important to ensure your meeting is well run and productive.

By ensuring your meetings are focused, relevant and well prepared you lay the groundwork for a positive outcome and dynamism from the participants. This one day course is designed for anyone who leads formal or informal meetings and wishes to improve their skills.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

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From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to meetings
    • Why hold them?
    • Who's who and who does what?
    • Different types of meetings and when they are appropriate
    • Common problems

    Planning a successful meeting
    • Preparing for meetings
    • Defining your objectives
    • Deciding when to hold your meeting
    • Who is attending and why?
    • What are their individual objectives?
    • Setting a realistic agenda
    • Paperwork

    What are your physical considerations?
    • Where are you holding the meeting?
    • The differences between large and small meetings
    • Do any delegates have special needs?
    • Sound and audio

    The meeting
    • Starting a meeting
    • Introducing the participants
    • Setting the meeting's agenda
  • how to chair a meeting effectively
    • Ensuring different participants contribute
    • Keeping participants on point and the meeting focused
    • Communication skills
    • Listening skills
    • Facilitation skills
    • Managing conflict
    • Maintaining discipline

    Ending a meeting
    • How to close a meeting positively
    • Clarifying deadlines, actions and accountability
    • Gaining participant agreement to the meeting's outcome

    • What are minutes and why are they important?
    • Writing and distributing minutes

    Next Steps
    • The next meeting
    • Actioning agenda items
    • Learning lessons to improve future meetings

    Questions and answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20721
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Great venue, very knowledgeable and attentive trainer. Understanding and accommodating - will return/recommend! "