No matter who you are or what you do, being able to run an effective, efficient meeting is compulsory. This is true whether it’s for work, or within a community or voluntary role. There is nothing more frustrating than attending a meeting that is unproductive and disorganised. Meetings can be costly, whether this is time or money.
This CPD course will cover the steps and strategies so that meetings can be effective and relevant, with a smooth process and delivery as well as managing expectations and conflict should they arise. It will also cover how to take minutes of a meeting, so they are accurate and pertinent to what has occurred at a meeting.
To ensure meetings are productive and worth the time and expense involved, 3 ingredients are necessary:
- Clear objectives and agenda so there is an assurance of closure, and outcomes
- A strong chair or leader, and
- Accurate minutes
After this course, you will clearly understand the role as a facilitator/lead, the role as an effective participant and the role of the minute taker, which includes the best techniques/skills for each role.