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This programme enables managers to appreciate the ‘inner game’ of beliefs and values as they apply to managing meetings. During the course discoveries will be made as to how to plan, run and control meetings in a structured and professional way. The course will give those attending the tools and techniques to run meetings that achieve their set aims, in the agreed timescale and with a high degree of consensus from the participants.
By attending this highly interactive and practical two-day course you will:
All professional people who want to acquire a methodical and professional approach to managing the meetings that they run.
The phrase the ‘inner game’ is a term borrowed from sports psychology. It is a reference to the fact that what is going on inside a person’s head (their state of mind) is crucial to good performance. Here we consider the role perception and beliefs of the expert chairperson.
One of the most important aspect of planning a meeting is to realise that there are three distinct reasons for having a meeting and that each type needs a different format for the agenda, if it is to run well. Here we identify the three types of meeting and discuss how to structure the agenda in accordance with the overall aim.
Day 1 (cont)
Once a meeting starts the chairperson must control the flow of the meeting. He/she must make sure that the agenda is kept to and that any particular individual does not dominate the discussion.
The chairperson must ensure that the focus stays on the topic on the agenda and that the group does not digress e.g. on to another subject or personal observations. To do this he/she must make use of ‘control techniques’.
Day 1 (cont)
Team briefing is a structured approach to communication within a company and/or a department. It is a drill, whereby a manager brings his/her team together and briefs them on the key things that are happening in the company and their department. This activity helps to (a) confirm the teams’ sense of shared identity and (b) gives everyone a common understanding of how the team is doing and what the priorities are.
Problem solving and decision-making meetings are about (i) analysing data to identify a root cause of a problem or issue, (ii) generating a number of solutions to ensure that a choice about how to move forward is created, (iii) choosing a solution based on an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each option and finally (iv) implementing the solution and reviewing the results achieved.
The purpose of running an information-gathering meeting is to get people’s views on some aspect of a problem or issue. Sometimes we may want to simply gather data; on other occasions we may want their views on the root cause of a problem or on possible solutions to an issue.
Feedback is based upon peer review using Boulden assessment checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up an excellent meeting.
There is an option of following the workshop with a three month long Action Learning project to link the lessons from the training back into the workplace. If this option is selected there is a closure workshop at the end of the project phase where delegates present how they have applied the techniques learned on the course into their daily work routines.
All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.
Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
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Tel: 0844 394 8877