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How to lead productive meetings

Turn your meetings into more dynamic and productive workspaces.

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  • What are the educational goals of the training course?

    This course of the Efficiency And Productivity category aims to:

    • Provide keys for effectively directing meetings, getting all the participants to provide value during the meeting, making the most of time and reaching conclusions, determining actions and getting commitment from all of the participants.
    • Reflect on the practical application of the behaviour related to success regarding the skill in daily life.

    Who is this course intended for?

    This course can be taken by any professional who wants to direct their daily meetings more effectively with no time to spare.  Especially, those who have to work with different professionals on their team, other departments or other companies. It is especially recommended for people whose meetings go on for too long, don’t reach interesting conclusions or do achieve realistic commitment from the participants. It is also recommended for people who want to learn about essential aspects of directing meetings, to improve their knowledge about the skill or because they want to give their career a qualitative boost.

    What professional competences will you develop during the course?

    Directing effective meetings means using a series of skills and behaviours that allows us to effectively manage work groups, promoting commitment.
    In this course you will learn to:

    • Plan meetings so that you can give advanced information on the most relevant aspects for all the participants.
    • Make meetings dynamic, managing time and input and redirecting matters that go off track from the goal of the meeting.
    • Reach your goals by establishing a structure and an agenda for the meeting and the keys for following it and getting people to respect it.
    • Identify common ground in the meeting when there are augments or when people have quite different points of view and you need to reach an agreement or consensus.
    • Finish and draw up the minutes of the meeting so that everybody knows what they have to do next and the consequences, the agreements made in the reunion.

    Who are the experts accompanying you on the training course?

    Francisco López de Seoane - GURU

    Partner-director of MPCGROUP Business Skills® ("Making better people. Making Best Business") and Founder of the InshipTraining® Division. Member of the Top Ten Management Spain.

    “Team work is fundamental when developing projects and meetings are the best tool for cooperation and working alongside each other."

    How can you enjoy this content?

    Self-Development Course

    InfoComplete course in multimedia format, which combines theoretical concepts, approved by the most prestigious authors, the most effective techniques and methodologies and interactive resources with a huge pedagogical impact for learning about the skills, its benefits and key behaviour.
    Duration: 6 hours
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  • 1. INTRODUCTION

    • Explanation by Francisco López de Seoane of the main keys for holding effective meetings.
    • Making students aware of the reasons why it is important to develop this skill.

     

    2. DEFINITION OF THE SKILL

    • Introduction to the skill.
      • Reasons for holding meetings.
    • Benefits of holding effective meetings.
    • Is your meeting necessary?
    • What type of meeting do you organise?
    • Effective meetings.
      • Internal meetings.
      • External meetings.
    • Work plans.
      • Keys moments in the work plan for a meeting.
    • Key behaviour for directing effective meetings.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    3. PLANNING MEETINGS

    • Introduction to the skill.
    • The advantages of planning.
    • Keys for a meeting.
      • Aims.
      • Participants.
      • Development plan.
      • Organisation.
    • Structure of an effective meeting.
      • Phases and actions for an effective meeting.
    • Key behaviour for planning a meeting.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    4. MAKING MEETINGS DYNAMIC

    • Introduction to the skill.
    • Specific behaviour for the person in charge.
    • Advantages of making meetings dynamics.
    • Keys for making meetings dynamics.
      • Being a good communicator.
      • Arousing interest with the aims.
      • Innovating.
      • Choosing and knowing the participants.
      • Taking environmental factors into consideration.
      • Choosing the time well.
      • Making an attractive call.
      • Providing information and documentation.
      • Controlling timing.
    • Action areas to be dealt with.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    5. MEETING AIMS

    • Introduction to the skill.
    • The advantages of meeting aims.
    • Types of aims.
    • Skill self-evaluation.
    • Not meeting an aim.
      • Longer time.
      • Losing perspectives and comprehension.
      • Bad mood among the participants.
      • Parallel topics.
    • Key skills for acting when the meeting loses focus.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    6. IDENTIFYING COMMON GROUND

    • Introduction to the skill.
    • Benefits of finding common ground.
    • Identifying common ground.
      • Getting participants involved.
      • Knowing the participants.
      • Resolving conflicts.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Key skills for resolving conflicts in meetings.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    7. FINISHING AND DRAWING UP MINUTES

    • Introduction to the skill.
    • Outline of the minutes of an effective meetings.
    • Have you connected the meeting with the future?
    • How to finish up.
    • Risk of not drawing up the minutes.
    • Sending the minutes.
    • Role of the person in charge of the meeting.
    • Self-evaluation of knowledge.
    • Remember that... Summary of key ideas.

     

    8. CONCLUSIONS

    • Decalogue of good practices.
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