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Transform meetings into valuable and productive work.
Planning and Leading Productive Meetings focuses on the organizational and interpersonal skills you will need to lead highly productive meetings. You will see how these skills apply to routine staff meetings, cross-functional or problem-solving meetings, impromptu get-togethers, and more formal information sharing.
Despite new ways of working and virtual ways of communicating, the traditional meeting continues to dominate the workplace. Planning and Leading Productive Meetings addresses the meeting challenges of this new work environment, and offers both leaders and participants an abundance of tools and techniques to transform their meetings into valuable and productive work.
You'll learn how to assess the quality of meetings in your organization so you can understand their true cost. The benefits of successful meetings are better decision-making, broader buy-in, and clear conflict and problem resolution. In short, more effective meetings make your organization more productive!
This course gives substantial attention to the key role of the meeting leader, offering practical guidance on how to develop the proper mindset, manage the process, and use the best decision-making tools and facilitation skills. It also covers in full detail the dynamic issues of planning, conducting, follow-up, and meeting evaluation, with special attention paid to group dynamics and the effective use of media tools.
Course Objective: Gain the skills to conduct meetings that result in better decision-making , broader buy-in and clear conflict resolution.
Selected Learning Objectives
- Identify what meetings can and cannot accomplish
- Assess the quality of meetings in your organization
- Uncover the true cost of meetings
- Develop guidelines for all types of meetings: staff meetings, project teams, cross-departmental and cross- functional meetings, information sharing, and impromptu and informal meetings
- Practice effective decision-making in meetings
- Identify guidelines for gaining consensus
- Develop effective facilitation skills
- Develop strategies for handling a challenging group
- List techniques for meeting follow-up and action planning
- Describe effective uses of media
This course requires successful completion of a test. All self-study courses must be completed within 12 months after receipt of materials. Self-study courses may be returned within 30 days of receipt provided that they have been unused and are in mint condition. This self-study course is copyrighted by the American Management Association.
Valued at two Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Valid for CCE Recertification.