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Meetings: Effective Meetings


Who is it for?

All staff who want to improve their meeting skills whatever your role: chair, note-taker or participant.

What is it about?

This interactive session explores the realities of meetings and people?s roles.

We will consider what makes a really good meeting and how to get the best out of everyone who attends.

We will explore people's roles and how to manage the meeting so that everyone has a voice.

What will I get out of it?

The course aims to give you a better understanding of the purpose of meetings, why they sometimes fail and what you can do about it.

You will do this by examining the different roles and responsibilities of meeting participants and by exploring ways of maximising the meeting effectiveness and minimising time wasting.

You will also see how effective communication in meetings can be hampered by a variety of factors and how these can be overcome.

Lastly, you will discover how to convert potentially troublesome situations into positive outcomes.

Course overview Commmunication; meeting best practices; roles and responsibilities; skills needed; being best prepared for various situations.

Is there anything I need to do before attending?


Do I get a qualification?




Previous attendees said:

"Just to let you know that the exam board this morning went well.

I finished in an hour, which I think is the mark of a good meeting".

"I never thought there were so many things I could do to try and turn around the dull meetings I attend.

I'm going to volunteer to chair the next one!".

"Interesting workshop: all chairs (at least) should attend if we are going to have a chance of improving".

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development, please contact for any queries.

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