American Management Association Seminars

Leading Effective Meetings
Seminar No: 02816-XNBB
CEU Credits: 0.6
Length: 1 day

Make your meetings so successful that your attendees will look forward to the next one!

If you have too many meetings that are unproductive and unnecessary, unfocused and repetitive, or just too long and seem to go nowhere, this seminar will show you how to take charge, create enthusiasm and energy—and make every meeting matter.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop a goals-focused and realistic agenda
  • Increase the effective use of all available business resources
  • Improve intra-organizational communication and bolster morale
  • Lead and facilitate meetings more effectively, including remote meetings
  • Encourage and increase participation by all attendees
What You Will Cover
  • Identifying the most common pitfalls in meetings
  • Understanding different meeting types: with direct reports, peers, or next-level/upper management
  • Scoping the meeting: understand and connect with attendees using EQ principles
  • Applying PEARLS Method: Purpose, Expectations, Agenda, Resources, Limits and Scope
  • Tips for being a more effective meeting leader
  • Developing and using ground rules for meetings
  • Planning meetings systematically and creating strong and compelling agendas
  • The steps to follow for facilitating meetings
  • Applying facilitation skills to ensure active participation and control disruption
  • Evaluating meetings and creating an action plan for their improvement
Who Should Attend

Anyone who conducts meetings and wants to apply proven techniques to create energy, enthusiasm and the structure necessary to make meetings work more effectively and productively.

Extended Description

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the Optimal Type of Meeting for a Specific Situation
  • Develop a Results-Oriented, Timed Agenda
  • Prepare a Strategy for Energizing Meetings in Your Organization
Meeting Types
  • Identify the Characteristics of Ineffective Meetings
  • Calculate the Cost of Ineffective Meetings
  • Identify Situations Where a Meeting May Not Be Necessary
  • List Alternatives to Calling a Meeting
  • Identify the Five Types of Meetings
  • Match the Five Types of Meetings to Examples
  • List the Things to Consider When Preparing for a Meeting
An Effective Agenda
  • List the Qualities of an Effective Agenda
  • Evaluate an Agenda and Propose Ways to Improve Its Effectiveness
  • List the Key Roles for Successful Meetings
  • Develop a Results-Oriented, Timed Agenda
Strategies for Energizing Meetings
  • List Effective Strategies for Energizing Meetings
  • List Reasons for Incorporating Technology into Meetings
  • Establish Meeting Ground Rules to Improve the Quality of Meetings in Your Organization
  • List Strategies for Controlling a Meeting Nemesis
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